Production for THOR: RAGNAROK is in full swing, and we’ve been treated to several small bits of behind-the-scenes goodness thanks to Mark Ruffalo’s newfound fondness for social media. Now another actor from the production is getting in on the social fun, as Karl Urban has officially arrived to begin filming his work as Skurge, now that he’s done promoting STAR TREK BEYOND.
Urban arrived in Australia, where THOR: RAGNAROK is filming, on Sunday. When he did so, he teased fans about a new look he was about to get:
Just landed in Australia for Thor Ragnarok , get a new haircut today ?
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) July 25, 2016
Then yesterday, voila, the actor unveiled what director Taika Waititi had him do to prepare for his transformation into Skurge:
Urban has always been an interesting one for me. To me, he’s a character actor trapped in the body of an action hero. That makes him so versatile, and such a commodity. He can play big brutes like Skurge, or his PATHFINDER character, but can also pull off comedically neurotic characters like his Dr. McCoy in the STAR TREK movies, or roles that require both nuanced acting talent and action bonafides like his turn in DREDD. Prior to Ben Affleck’s casting, Urban was my top pick to take over the role of Batman in the DCEU.
That said, I can’t wait to see what he does wth Skurge in THOR: RAGNAROK. How about you?