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Karl Urban Says Skurge Is Fantastic In Thor: Ragnarok

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:14

Marvel Studios recently announced Karl Urban will be appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, much to the delight of fans everywhere, playing Skurge, who also goes by the name of Executioner in the comic books.

IGN caught up with Urban at a press event for Star Trek Beyond in which the actor said Skurge is fantastic in the movie.

“I read a fantastic script that was action-packed and full of great characters. When I heard who was involved -- and the cast list dropped yesterday -- and [saw] the opportunity to work with [director] Taika Waititi, who I think is one of the most brilliant directors coming through, I made the decision it was something that I wanted to be a part of. And the character is fantastic. He's got a great arc to him. Obviously I can't say too much about it, but I'm really thrilled to be a part of the Marvel universe and to be working on Thor: Ragnarok.”

Urban also teased Skurge may look like his comic book counterpart in Thor 3.

Suffice to say,” he laughed, “I have it in my contract that I don't have to shave my head until after my Star Trek press!”

It's also noted Karl Urban is reading up on the Thor comic books (Urban tweeted out the below image), and Urban wouldn't comment on signing a mult-picture deal with Marvel.

"Thor: Ragnarok" has a November 3, 2017 release also starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.