‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Karl Urban Reveals Why Skurge Betrays Asgard

Skurge and Hela in Thor RagnarokAfter having portrayed the title role in 2012 ‘s Dredd and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the J.J. Abrams relaunched Star Trek trilogy, actor Karl Urban is no stranger to the world of sci-fi and comic book films. However, Urban makes his leap into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Asgardian executioner Skurge in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.

In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, Urban delves into why Skurge seemingly turns his back on Asgard and aligns himself with the film’s antagonist, Hela (Cate Blanchett) as he reveals that his character was seemingly given no other choice than to simply survive for himself:

“Then Hela turns up, and Skurge quickly realizes that he either has to join her or die. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he’s bright enough to make the right choice for him. He’s a survivalist.”

Here is the synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok.

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 and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on November 3, 2017.

Source: Los Angeles Times

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Thor: RagnarokGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”

And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.

Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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Michael Vassallo

Michael Vassallo

A freelance journalist since 2015 based out of Central Florida. Michael is a collector of vinyl records, comic books, a coffeephile and an overall nerd....