Thor: Ragnarok may be over a year away from making its way into theaters, but there is no shortage of news about the third installment in Marvel’s Thor franchise. Following a surprising presence (it only began filming earlier this month) at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, more information is coming in. Karl Urban, cast as the villainous Skurge, tweeted yesterday he had arrived Down Under to begin filming for his role in Ragnarok:
New haircut? That could only mean one thing, considering what Skurge looks like in the comic books:
So did Marvel and Urban stay true to canon? Is that really even a question? Of course they did. Lord knows Marvel never misses a chance to mess with their actors’ hair. Blondes go dark, brunettes go blonde, hair gets shaved. Nothing is sacred.
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) July 25, 2016
While he seems to be missing those signature lines of hair on each side of his scalp, the rest is totally in keeping with the Asgardian executioner’s style. What, oh what, would Eomer think?
Still, Urban has little reason to be depressed (if he even is, which we doubt). He currently has a blockbuster hit in theaters in the form of Star Trek Beyond. It’s his third time around as Dr. Hank ‘Bones’ McCoy, which he pulls off with uncanny brilliance and awesome homage to the late DeForest Kelley. Urban has always been a thrill to behold since his days as Julius Caesar in Xena: Warrior Princess, as Eomer in Lord of the Rings and as the titular Judge Dredd in the sleeper cult favorite Dredd. Hot on the heels of Star Trek, you can also see him in Pete’s Dragon next month. No complaints here. The more Karl Urban in the world the better.
Urban’s also not the only Star Trek alum to be hanging out in Asgard. He joins Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, who played Capt. George Kirk (James’ father), in the first reboot installment. He’ll reprise that role in the next Star Trek film. Additionally, Idris Elba, who plays Heimdall (keeper of the Bifrost) in the Thor films, is also in Star Trek Beyond as the ruthless Krall.
Thor: Ragnarok premieres in the US November 3, 2017 and in the UK October 27, 2017.
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