Thor: Ragnarok Just Cast Some Major New Players

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

Captain America: Civil War certainly felt like Avengers 2.5 with the number of key players involved, but let’s not forget about the big guns that couldn’t make it – namely Thor and the Hulk!

The next installation in the Norse saga, Thor: Ragnarok, has just announced some huge new players coming out to play in Asgard’s own Apocalypse, Variety reported.

Returning, of course, are Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as Thor and Loki, sure to take the family drama to epic new heights, and joining them will be Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, on a bit of a break from earth.

Here’s the exciting news, though! Newly announced are Cate Blanchett (Carol) as formidable villain Hela, Tessa Thompson (Creed) as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) as the Grandmaster and Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond) as Skurge.

With Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) directing, this film seems to be shaping up pretty nicely! And producer Kevin Feige seems to agree: 

“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,” he said.

“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 honour, and having all of them is incredible.”

All of these casting announcements are incredible, and points for diversity too, with Thompson playing the traditionally blond haired blue eyed Valkyrie. After the amazing job she did in Creed, it’s clear she’s going to do a fantastic job here too.

After the news that Natalie Portman won’t be returning as super scientist (and Thor’s sweetheart) Jane Foster, maybe there’ll be love in the air between Thor and Valkyrie?!

Thor: Ragnarok is due to hit theatres in November 2017.

Sneh Rupra