The cast of Thor: Ragnarok is getting very impressive.
The third Thor picture has already lined up Australian Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Creed‘s Tessa Thompson, and now you can add Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban to the already impressive list of cast members.
Goldblum will be playing Grandmaster, described by Marvel as one of the oldest living beings in the universe. How old? “He is the survivor of one of the intelligent races that evolved in one of the first galaxies to form after the “Big Bang”, the cataclysmic event in which the universe was created.”
Urban is on board as Thor nemesis Skurge, aka the Executioner, who’s depicted as one of Asgard’s greatest warriors in the comics.
Thompson will be playing Asgardian superhero Valkyrie, aka Brunnhilde, while Blanchett is attached to play Hela, the mysterious supervillainess known as the Asgardian goddess of death in the comics.
“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,” Kevin Feige, producer and president of Marvel Studios, said in a statement.
“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.”
Chris Hemsworth is of course returning as the titular hero, Mark Ruffalo is on board as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is back, and both Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins will be returning as Heimdall and Odin respectively.
Thor: Ragnarok, directed by New Zealand-born filmmaker Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows), will be hitting U.S. cinemas on November 3, 2017.