The Cast of 'Thor: Ragnarok' Gets Extra Ridiculous With Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban

The Cast of 'Thor: Ragnarok' Gets Extra Ridiculous With Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban

May 20, 2016

Thor: Ragnarok Concept Art

This week Marvel crossed an insane milestone. Not only did Captain America: Civil War cross the $1 billion mark at the box office, but it also meant the MCU is now a franchise that's earned a staggering $10 billion combined. Considering Disney paid only $4 billion to acquire Marvel, they got the deal of the century. And now that Marvel Studios has all of these benchmarks it can point to, they can pretty much lure in the most exciting talent the world has to offer. Case in point, the ridiculous cast of Thor: Ragnarok.

We already knew a few of these names, but now a press release from Marvel has confirmed who they're playing while also adding in a few new names to the mix. So we've got:

Chris Hemsworth: Thor, obviously.

Cate Blanchett: Hela, ruler of the dead realms. She's the villain holding up her arms in the concept art above.

Jeff Goldblum: Grandmaster,  one of the Elders of the Universe.

Teassa Thompson: Valkyrie, a fan favorite warrior who, among other things, takes fallen fighters to the land of the dead.

Karl Urban: Skurge, a frequent bad guy in the comics though we don't yet know where his allegiance falls in the movie.

Mark Ruffalo: Hulk, obviously.

Tom Hiddleston: Loki, obviously.

Sir Anthony Hopkins: Odin, obviously.

Idris Elba: Heimdall, obviously.

How all of these characters fit together has not yet been explained. We don't know how Thor and Hulk hook up. We don't know how big of a part Valkyrie or Grandmaster will have. We don't even know if Loki will be all the big of a deal this time around. And right now that's totally okay. All that matters is that this remarkable cast and director Taika Waititi (What We Do int he Shadows) pretty much guarantees that Thor: Ragnarok is going to be a step up from Thor: The Dark World

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.


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