CORE STORY: Thor: Ragnarok cast revealed

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chris Luckett

Captain America: Civil War featured almost every superhero introduced over the span of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, save for two notable exceptions.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) weren’t present narratively, because of what they’re going through in Thor: Ragnarok, Beyond Hemsworth and Ruffalo, though, all that has been learned over the last year is that Natalie Portman would not be returning.

Marvel has now released a statement announcing the cast of the third Thor movie, and while Portman is indeed confirmed to be missing, there are several huge casting choices of note.

Cate Blanchett will star as Hela, the villain of the picture, as will Jeff Goldblum as the mysterious Grandmaster. Karl Urban and Tessa Thompson are also joining the fantasy epic.

It was also confirmed by Marvel that Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins would each be returning to their roles for the final Thor standalone.

Thor: Ragnarok is slated for release on November 3, 2017, following the releases of MCU pictures Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

(Source: Marvel)

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