What have we done to deserve the Thor:Ragnarok cast?
Almost exactly one month ago Sam Neill sparked excitement among Marvel fans with this cryptic tweet.
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 25, 2016
Today, Neill confirmed in an interview with Short List that he will indeed be in the third Thor film. He did not reveal any details on who he might be playing, but he did say that he did a “couple of days” of shooting. This is exciting news indeed.
Neill is best known for his work as Dr. Alan Grant, beloved paleontologist and two time dinosaur attack survivor from Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. Thor will reunite him with his co-star from Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum who is playing the Grandmaster. Neill has also worked with Thor director Taika Waititi, their film The Hunt for the Wilderpeople is currently playing in select theaters and has earned rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
Neill joins a cast of seriously impressive newcomers to the MCU including Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge.They join the familiar faces of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Can we please get Laura Dern in this movie as well so we can get the Jurassic Park reunion we deserve??
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theaters on November 3, 2017 and is currently filming in Australia. The other Marvel films also in production include Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is wrapping up filming in New York City and Avengers: Infinity War, which is in preproduction in Atlanta. The next MCU film to hit theaters will be Doctor Strange on November 4th.
Are you as excited about this news as we are? Any ideas on who Neill could be playing? Let us know your theories in the comments below!
Special thanks to MCU Exchange for breaking this news!