Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has begun with a good start with Captain America: Civil War doing a spectacular job at box offices and in the hearts of fans. With the bar raised so high at the beginning, the expectation for every film to do great has been raised, and that could put some pressure on Thor: Ragnarok, the third entry in the franchise. The past two Thor films have been a bit less than amazing if we’re being truthful, but Marvel Studios seems very confident in the property and the new adventure ahead. Plus, with the addition of a new all star supporting cast this time around, we at least know the film will excel in the talent department.
That’s right, Marvel has gone and added a couple of A-list actors to the MCU for Thor 3. Here’s who they added and the role they’ll have in the film:
Cate Blanchett ( The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of The Rings Trilogy) as Hela, The Asgardian Goddess of death
Karl Urban ( Dredd, Star Trek Trilogy ) as Skurge The Executioner, an Asgardian Villain
Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, Jurassic Park) as The Grandmaster, an Elder of the Universe, and the brother of The Collector
Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma) as Valkyrie, an Asgardian warrior and Superhero
There’s obviously many more cast members. The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will be present in this film, and Loki (Tom Hiddleston is set to return once more. However, these four were some of the biggest reveals. It looks like the scale of this film is gonna be huge in comparision to the previous installments, but Phase three is looking to increase the scale of all their films all together.
As well as these stellar casting reveals, a bit of concept art has been released online for the film. In the art, you can see Hela standing in front of what looks like an Asgardian army. Take a look below:
In the Marvel Comics, Hela is the daughter of Loki, born in Jotunheim. When she grows older, Odin appoints her the Goddess of Death, and grants her rule over Hel – yes, one “L” – and Niflheim, two realms of the dead. Obviously this origin will have to be tweaked a bit to fit the happenings in the MCU, but it’ll be interesting to see the direction they go with Cate Blanchett’s character.
Alright folks! What do you think of this news? You excited about the new cast an they’re roles? What do you want to see happen in the film with these characters? Sound off in the comment section below.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to release on November 3rd, 2017