Jeff Goldblum & Karl Urban Join THOR: RAGNAROK; Marvel Confirms Cate Blanchett & Tessa Thompson Castings & Roles

Jeff Goldblum & Karl Urban Join THOR: RAGNAROK; Marvel Confirms Cate Blanchett & Tessa Thompson Castings & Roles

Jeff Goldblum & Karl Urban Join THOR: RAGNAROK; Marvel Confirms Cate Blanchett & Tessa Thompson Castings & Roles

We have some big developments on the Thor: Ragnarok front as Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, & Karl Urban have all officially joined the cast. Plus, first concept art!

If you thought the God of Thunder was going to let Spider-Man have all the fun on this lovely Friday, think again!

Marvel has turned a Spidey news day into a Marvel news day by officially announcing the cast of their November 2017 release Thor: Ragnarok. The upcoming feature will see Chris Hemsworth return to the titular role for the fifth time overall, but this time around, he'll have his work cut out for him when a powerful new villain surfaces.


Who is this villain? It's the Asgardian Goddess of Death, Hela, and she'll be played by two-time Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings). Fellow newcomers joining Blanchett are Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed) as the classic heroine Valkyrie (and Thor's possible new love interest), and Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond) as Skurge a.k.a. The Executioner. Hemworth's fellow Avengers co-star and three-time Academy Award-nominee Mark Ruffalo has also been confirmed to reprise his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk.

Returning faces from the previous installments include Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, and Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin. According to THR, Jaimie Alexander will not reprise her role as Lady Sif due to scheduling conflicts with her hit NBC show Blindspot, although that's subject to change. No word yet on the Warriors Three, played by Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, and Ray Stevenson.

Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows; Hunt For The Wilderpeople) will helm the project with a script from Craig KyleChristopher Yost, and Stephany Folsom.

So, what do you guys think of the new additions? With the introduction of Skurge, what're the odds Amora the Enchantress also makes her presence known? Sound off with your thoughts below!


Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok," the third instalment of the Marvel Studios’ franchise starring Australia’s Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding comic book Super Hero, has been confirmed to start pre-production in Queensland in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016.

Thor: Ragnarok features:
Director: Taika Waititi
Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson
Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk 
Cate Blanchett as Hela
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin Borson
Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
Karl Urban as Skurge/The Executioner

Thor: Ragnarök hits theaters November 3, 2017

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