The casting for the much-anticipated Thor: Ragnarok from Marvel Studios has been announced, and it includes some stellar talent.
"Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge."
After being absent in Captain America: Civil War, fans now get to see just what Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) have been up to this entire time. The casting announcement includes a few surprises, like Jeff Goldblum's role of The Grandmaster and Karl Urban as Skurge. It also features the official confirmation of Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, which hopefully means that my Secret Avengers team wishlist just got a little closer to reality.
It also features returning Asgardians Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Heimdall (Idris Elba), and Odin (Sir Anthony Hopkins).
In regards to the packed cast, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said: “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. 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 honor, and having all of them is incredible."
Thor: Ragnarok hits theatres on November 3rd, 2017.