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Published On: Sat, May 21st, 2016

‘Thor Ragnarok’ details emerge as Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum confirmed

Marvel unveiled their incredible cast for director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which will return Chris Hemsworth with Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins. More exciting is the details of the new cast: Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster and Karl Urban as Skurge.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had to say:“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet. The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

thor-ragnarok-undated-slice-600x200Hela is a powerful villainess who was appointed goddess and ruler of the northernmost realms of the dead, where she oversaw the souls of all who did not die in battle. In the comic books Odin was distracted and Hela attempts to conquer the realm of Valhalla, which houses the souls of those who did die in battle.

Valkyrie is the idealistic feminist leader of the Valkyrior, with Goldblum playing “the eccentric” Grandmaster, one of the oldest living beings in the universe and one of its Elders, who is capable of traversing space, time, dimensions, which could serve as a strong connection to the upcoming Doctor Strange.

Grandmaster also has close ties to Thanos, as in the comics its his losing of one of the Infinity Gems that leads to Thanos gaining the ultimate power of the Infinity Gauntlet.

Fans may be really excited about Urban as Skurge, a somewhat minor villain in the comics universe who will likely serve as a more physical antagonist to the film’s heroes.

Noticeably absent from the cast list is Jaimie Alexander, who plays Sif in the franchise, and the Earthbound cast members Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings. It was recently revealed that Natalie Portman would not be returning.

Thor: Ragnarok will arrive in theaters on November 3, 2017.

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