Here’s an introduction to the new characters joining ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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More Asgardians are joining Marvel’s cinematic universe.

The studio just announced new cast members who will be joining “Thor: Ragnarok,” the third “Thor” film.

Those announced were Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, and Karl Urban.

“The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in a statement. “Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

The film is set for release November 3rd, 2017.

Here’s a quick introduction to the new characters:


Two time-Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“The Aviator,” “Blue Jasmine”) will play villain Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, and the daughter of Loki.

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She rules over the dead in the realms of Hel and Niffleheim.

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Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park”) was cast as Grandmaster.

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Along with the Collector, who is featured in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the Grandmaster is one of the Elders of the Universe.

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Tessa Thompson (“Creed”) joins the cast as Valkyrie.

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She is an Asgardian chosen by Odin to lead the Valkyrior, a group of female warriors who take slain heroes to Valhalla.

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Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) will play Skurge.

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Also known as the Executioner, Skurge is an Asgardian anti-hero.

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Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk.

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Stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Idris Elba (Heimdall), and Sir Anthony Hopkins (Odin) are all set to return.

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This is the first Marvel movie directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” and “What We Do in the Shadows”).

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