After 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 Marvel‘s 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