The new Thor: Ragnarok footage revealed at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday revealed a number of new creatures and beast which the God of Thunder will be encountering when the film rolls around. Among them was Surtur, the fiery demon residing in Hel.
Surtur, as he will seen in Thor: Ragnarok, is a product of two performances. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi performed the motion capture sequences for the character on set while veteran actor Clancy Brown lends his voice to the character. Waititi revealed as much during a red carpet event at San Diego Comic Con following the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H.
"I did a little of the mo-cap stuff for Surtur, body wise, but then we have Clancy Brown doing the voice of Surtur," Waititi said.
In addition to Surtur and the director's chair, Waititi has an additional role in the film as Korg, the rock giant who Thor befriends while in Sakaar. "I'm playing a character from Planet Hulk called Korg," "He becomes Thor's mate. It started off as a very small role. It wasn't me, I didn't do it, but the role has gotten bigger now."
Brown is best known for his role as Mr. Krabs on Spongebob Squarepants, but also appeared in LOST, Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers, and Highlander.
In Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett (Hela), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Karl Urban (Skurge), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Sam Neill, Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Stephen Strange).
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming are in theaters now, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.