A few days ago, we got the official cast list for Thor: Ragnarok.
While some news was not a huge surprise to fans, such as Cate Blanchett as Hela or Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, the additions of Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster and Karl Urban as Skurge was a bit surprising.
No one really knew that was coming, but the general idea of the movie was kept under tight wraps. Unsurprising since this is the case in point for most of Marvel’s projects.
Honestly, I’m surprised that Karl Urban hasn’t shown up in these movies sooner.
Much like his Star Trek co-star Zoe Saldana, fans would know Urban best from his sci-fi work. In addition to playing Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the new Star Trek films, Urban was also the lead in Dredd and the short-lived Almost Human. He’s also been involved with Riddick and Lord of the Rings.
So I’m unsurprised that Urban popped up in the MCU, I’m just surprised this hasn’t happened sooner.
What drew him to the role of Skurge?
In an interview with IGN while doing Star Trek Beyond press, Urban talked a little about his newest role.
He said: “I read a fantastic script that was action-packed and full of great characters. When I heard who was involved — and the cast list dropped yesterday — and [saw] the opportunity to work with [director] Taika Waititi, who I think is one of the most brilliant directors coming through, I made the decision it was something that I wanted to be a part of. And the character is fantastic. He’s got a great arc to him. Obviously, I can’t say too much about it, but I’m really thrilled to be a part of the Marvel universe and to be working on Thor: Ragnarok.”
Ooooooh! I’m excited.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released in 2017.
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