Who says we have to wait until Comic Con for some details to be released on the Thor: Ragnarok front?
Mark Ruffalo has revealed a little hint of a scene that he's already filmed that throughs some light onto one sequence in the film. He spoke to Australia’s 90.9 Sea FM's Galey and Charli radio show where he talked up his schedule:
“I'm shooting a scene where I'm playing Hulk today with Chris Hemsworth,” he said. “And it's a moment where he's talking to Valkyrie asking her to join him.”
It didn't take too much to assume that Valkyrie was going to align with Thor, since Hela is on the bad guys' side, but this at least indicates that she needs some convincing. She of course is an impartial figure, taking souls from the battlefield to Valhalla, and her intervention clearly means that Hela is breaking the rules of the dead in Asgard.
It's also a pretty big indication that Hulk and Thor team up early on, so presumably the big green guy is in it a lot.
Ahead of the Comic Con presentation, Karl Urban - who will play secondary villain Skurge the Executioner has been talking to IGN, to discuss his preparation:
“There’s a bit of a few hours at the gym lifting heavy things… The irony is that you won’t actually see my body in this movie under the costume that I have, but it’s important for me to get into the zone and feel [the part].”
Could that mean he's going to be augmented to look bigger? Or maybe he's just going to be in some seriously bulky armour, which could be why he was at Weta Workshop recently.
He also revealed how he got involved with the film:
“I read a fantastic script that was action-packed and full of great characters. When I heard who was involved … and [saw] the opportunity to work with [director] Taika Waititi, who I think is one of the most brilliant directors coming through, I made the decision it was something that I wanted to be a part of. And the character is fantastic. He’s got a great arc to him. Obviously I can’t say too much about it, but I’m really thrilled to be a part of the Marvel universe and to be working on Thor: Ragnarok.”
Thankfully that sounds like he's not just going to be a hulking henchman with no secondary dimension. And the fact that he has an arc sounds suspiciously like he might be following the comic book narrative that sees Skirge ultimately change sides and sacrifice himself to help Thor enter Hel.
That would definitely make for an excitement direction.