“I’m still in the dark in regards to that,” Ray Stevenson told Geeks World Wide when asked about returning as Volstagg the Voluminous in the much-anticipated Thor: Ragnarok. This is not too surprising given director Taika Waititi has said many times that the Marvel threequel is in its early stages and that it’s still being decided which characters are involved. However, Stevenson is just happy to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I’m absolutely blown away to be a part of something that so influential and integral in a part of our generation in regards to movie watching and this Marvel Universe,” he said. “It’s absolutely incredible and if there’s a place for Volstagg then great, but right now I don’t know. He was great to play. Vikings in space!” During a separate interview with Reel Film News, Ray Stevenson had reiterated not knowing about his future as Thor’s comrade and charter member of the Warriors Three. “The Marvel Universe, the way it’s played out as you know, as had three Iron Mans, [there will be] three Captain Americas, and then they’re building up to this amazing climax of The Avengers,” said the Irish/English actor.
“With that said, I feel that everything is geared towards creating a library which fans can immerse themselves in,” Ray Stevenson continued. “Now, does this mean that fans will see every single character involved [in Thor: Ragnarok]? Who knows? Would I love to be involved in that? I hope so, however, even if I’m not, I just wish [Marvel Studios] continued success in their incredible endeavor. I definitely feel that [what they have done] has become a staple to our generation. Until you sign the dotted line or know that it’s actually a reality, it’s up to the powers that be to decide if your character is right for the story. At this point, I don’t know.” Do you think the Warriors Three are involved?
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Mark Ruffalo, with Cate Blanchett and Anthony Hopkins, Thor: Ragnarok is set for release November 3, 2017.