Marvel Studios unveiled a brand new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of the titular hero’s solo film series. The trailer offered audiences a look at Karl Urban as Skurge, an Asgardian warrior who guards the bifrost and aligns with Hela. In an interview with IGN, Urban explained why Skurge will betray Thor following Hela’s invasion.
Urban revealed that Skurge will join Hela out of a sense of self-preservation:
“When we find Skurge, he’s operating the Bifrost because Heimdall is missing in action, and then pretty soon after that Hela shows up. Skurge sees the writing on the wall and has to make a decision whether to die or join her, so his instincts of self-preservation take over.”
Urban added that the Skurge’s true allegiance will be the character’s core dilemma through the film.
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In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok“, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on November 3, 2017.