‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Characters Explained, from Hela to Valkyrie

     May 20, 2016

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With Marvel having just unveiled their incredible cast for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, there’s a good chance that you recognized a few of the names and characters, and a better chance that there are some you’ve never heard of. You probably know Chris Hemsworth and the fact that he’ll be playing the title role for the fifth time, and his big green pal the Hulk (a.k.a. Bruce Banner, as played by Mark Ruffalo) is a fan-favorite. There’s an argument to be made that the most anticipated announcement might be the one confirming Tom Hiddleston’s return as Loki. Also returning to reprise their roles in the Thor universe are Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Sir Anthony Hopkins, again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.

That’s a stacked cast to say the least, but that’s only the core of Thor: Ragnarok. Stepping in to play new characters in the third film to feature the God of Thunder are a combination of Oscar-winners, up-and-comers, and silver-screen icons. You should probably recognize names like Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, and Karl Urban, but their characters might need an introduction.

Get acquainted with the newcomers to Thor: Ragnarok before the movie’s November 3, 2017 opening date.

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