Marvel has made an official announcement for a few more cast members to Thor Ragnarok, including New Zealand actor Karl Urban as Skurge.
Not gonna lie, I would have expected someone beefier for the role of Skurge the Executioner, but I’m not complaining. Karl Urban has been one of my favourite actors since before that time I repeat-watched Pathfinder and then giffed the scene where he practiced his sword-swinging skills down at the water’s edge. (*drooools*) I have long believed that Marvel genetically-engineer their cast to fit the characters they portray, and this now confirms my suspicions that Karl Urban was created in a lab.
Jeff Goldblum (that lovable obnoxious asshat from Jurassic Park) has also been thrown into the Thor 3 chowder. We’ll get to see him as the Grandmaster. Who the hell is he? Well, if you watched that episode of Ultimate Spider Man where Spidey finds himself as a game piece in a great cosmic contest between Grandmaster and the Collector (or, you know, if you’ve read “the comics”) then you’ll know! Whatever. Jeff Goldblum. Who knew he was also born in a lab?
Marvel have also confirmed Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk, and the return of Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and – no shit – Chris Hemsworth.
As you’ve surely heard by now, Natalie Portman will not be returning as Jane Foster, and it’s also said that Jaimie Alexander will not be returning as Sif.
No more Jane Foster I can deal with but, no Sif…? I’m sorry, but I need some time to deal. I gotta work my way through a few stages of grief.
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