Neill revealed the news during an interview with ShortList in support of his latest film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
“Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is… I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here,” Neill said. He stopped short of revealing any further details about his role, citing Marvel’s strict rules about secrecy. “I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s Secret Agents, and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well.”
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Watiti, who also directed Hunt for the Wilderpeople, making it easy to connect Neill to Thor: Ragnarok.
Neill is a three-time Golden Globe nominee. He’s best known for starring as Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. Neill is also a citizen of New Zealand, which isn’t too far from Australia, where Thor: Ragnarok is filming.
Thor: Ragnarok will reunite Neill with his Jurassic Park co-star Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum is playing the cosmic being known as Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban and Mark Ruffalo.
Thor: Ragnarok pairs Hemsworth’s Thor and Ruffalo’s Hulk up for a cosmic road trip adventure. Thor: Ragnarok will also borrow certain elements from the “Planet Hulk” storyline, including the Hulk’s gladiatorial costume, seen below.
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters Nov. 3, 2017.
[H/T] MCU Exchange