‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Sam Neill Confirms He Has Joined the Cast

     September 25, 2016


We’re always thankful to actors who accidentally say something they aren’t supposed to, giving us a slight hint into what might be coming in these hush-hush Marvel movies. Sam Neill was recently interviewed by Shortlist about his role in Thor: Ragnarok, to which he replied,

“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. If I say anything else, Marvel’s secret agents — and they are lethal — will come and get me and probably my children, as well.”

Still, that’s more than we’ve heard elsewhere! Now let the speculation begin … Neill had some fun with the fervor on Twitter, teasing:


Neill recently worked with Ragnarok director Taika Waititi on Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and of course famously co-starred with Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park. As for who he’ll be playing in Ragnarok, I have no idea. But it sounds like if he was only on set for a handful of days it will be a special cameo role.

There are of course a lot of questions about Ragnarok, including what kind of tone it might take, and whether it will (hopefully, please) be better than The Dark World. Still, the original Thor is one of my favorite in the Marvel franchise, setting up my very favorite MCU movie The Avengers, and the core struggle between brothers (sort of) Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, so I have hope. Thanks in large part to Hiddleston’s performance, Loki has been the most developed villain and one of those interesting characters in the MCU, so to turn to focus back on him for Ragnarok should mean we’re in for a treat.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017. For even more Thor and Loki (and Odin!), check out our recent coverage:


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