As we have all seen from the trailers, Thor: Ragnarok, is different from previous films in the franchise. The tone falls far more in line with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and there appears to be a lot more fun, a lot more humor and Thor and Hulk are well on their way to becoming best buds. ScreentRant caught up with actor Karl Urban, who plays Skruge in the film at San Diego Comic Con, and inquired what brought him to be part of the film, “What attracted me to this film? There’s three things. There’s the script, first of all, which I thought was really cool, Cate Blanchett, and this guy Taika Waititi,” said Urban.
Fans learned the other day that an estimated 80% of the film was improvised, and Urban commented on what it was like working with director Taika Waititi:
“Well, I guess there’s nothing sacred in a take when you work with Taika and I like that. He’s not so precious about it and he would throw you directions or lines and it was a very fluid and collaborative process. It was a lot of fun. Unlike anything I’d ever done before. So much fun. Laughing so much. Yeah.”
Urban, who is no stranger to sci-fi, was a Rider of Rohan in Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with portraying the title character in the Judge Dredd reboot, and nailing one of the more iconic characters in the Star Trek franchise, Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Urban was asked about Skurge’s purpose in the upcoming Thor film:
“Primarily, in this film, I spend most of the time paired up with Cate Blanchett and her character Hela. Once she turns up, my character Skurge really has a decision to make and it’s about survival. It’s either join her or die, and he’s not the brightest tool in the shed, but he’s bright enough to know what he has to do to survive, which is interesting because once you make a deal with the devil, then you got to pay the man. That’s the story of Skurge.”
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