Marvel is going all out with the casting news today! Just a few minutes ago, Marvel showed us everyone slated to be in the final Thor movie, due out next year. On the same level as Captain America: Civil War, after the humans go to war, so do the gods. Thor: Ragnarok takes place back in Asgard after the vision Thor had in the last Avengers film.
Most of the heavy hitters joining the MCU are on the side of villainy. After confirming Michael Keaton as a villain in the next Spider-Man movie, the MCU has scored some more Oscar winning and nominated actors to stand next to the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins and Chris Hemsworth.
Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Carol, Cinderella) joins Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jurassic Park), who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma), who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (Star Trek trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.
Mark Ruffalo will also be returning as the Hulk this second Avengers-esque movie from Marvel.
Thor: Ragnarok is due to release end of 2017.