The Thor: Ragnarok cast is getting bigger. It includes Cate Blanchett playing the new villain!
Thor: Ragnarok’s Growing Cast
Marvel is now confirming that Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”), Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) , and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) are now officially starring in the movie.
Blanchett will play the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, meanwhile Goldblum will be the eccentric Grandmaster. Selma star Tessa Thompson will “bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen” and Karl Urban will play Skurge the Executioner.
“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,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “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.”
Mark Ruffallo is still appearing in the movie as his Marvel character, The Hulk/Bruce Banner. Of course it won’t be a Thor movie without the hero himself, Chris, and Tom Hiddleston who continues to play the mischievous brother Loki.
Returning cast members include Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower,” “Luther,” “Beasts of No Nation”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award®-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon,” “Hitchcock”) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.
Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) will direct the film.