Marvels’ Thor: Ragnarok may be over a year away from hitting theaters, but there have been some significant casting announcements in recent months. In addition to the news of Jeff Goldblum joining the movie as Grandmaster, Star Trek Beyond‘s Karl Urban has been cast as Skurge, Dear White People‘s Tessa Thompson has been cast as Valkyrie and Cate Blanchett has already been seen in costume as the villainous Hela.
But the casting news is still far from over. One rumor is that Thor’s roommate Darryl will be making an appearance, hot on the heels of his hugely popular role in the “Team Thor” Comic-Con video. Darryl isn’t the only big name being dropped for the movie, though, with news of another Jurassic Park actor joining his past costar Jeff Goldblum for next year’s solo Thor movie.
Sam Neill, who played Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, will be appearing in an as-yet unannounced role in Thor: Ragnarok. Neill himself broke the news in a video interview with ShortList in which he was promoting the most recent film from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi: Hunt for the Wilderpeople. However, Neill was insistent that he could not divulge which character he was actually playing:
“Oddly enough, I’m not really allowed to say this, and I can’t tell you what it is… I did a couple of days on Thor, just before I came over here.
I had to sign all sorts of things that say if I say anything else, Marvel’s Secret Agents, and they are lethal, will come and get me, and probably my children as well.”