Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban are joining the star-studded cast of Marvel’s forthcoming film, Thor: Ragnarok. They will be joining returning Thor actors Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok will be the third movie of the Thor series (following Thor and Thor: The Dark World) and is set to be released on Nov. 3, 2017. In the film, Cate Blanchett will act as Hela, Jeff Goldblum will play the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson will take the role of Valkyrie, Karl Urban will be Skurge and Mark Ruffalo will act as Bruce Banner/the Hulk, as he did in Marvel’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“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 in the post on the Marvel website. “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.”
However, Natalie Portman, who played Jane Foster, and Jamie Alexander, who played Lady Sif in previous movies were left off the cast list. Feige will produce the film alongside executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee. Taika Waititi will direct.