7 Most Exciting New Additions To Thor: Ragnarok

Thor blimey, Loki who's here!

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Of the Avengers, only three have actually had their own solo series so far: Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor (Hulk's solo movies don't really count, especially since it was a completely different actor in the role).

Of those, it's unfortunately Thor who has been treated as the poor younger sibling, lacking a truly excellent entry into the franchise. Cap has both The Winter Soldier and Civil War, and Iron Man has the first and (depending on how you feel about the twist) third instalments; for Thor, the first film stands as the best, and while it was a good, fun film, it's not quite in the top tier of Marvel movies (and the less said about The Dark World the better).

All that could and should change, however, with Thor: Ragnarok. 2017 is shaping up to be a huge year for Marvel, with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, so Thor - out after both of those - is slipping under the radar a bit. It's a shame, because so far it sounds bloody excellent.

With Ragnarok being the Norse apocalypse, the film should be pretty epic, and a bit of a gamechanger for at least the Thor franchise. All the main Asgardian players are back, including Tom Hiddleston's Lok. However, with the promise of more cosmos and less Earth, the likes of Natalie Portman's Jane Foster won't be appearing.

It's not a bad thing, especially as it's started adding some fantastic talent to its roster, which should help the film stand out among the trilogy and Marvel's 2017 slate.

7. Karl Urban - Skurge

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Karl Urban is one of those actors who has been in so many different things, especially in the 'geek' world, that it's actually a little surprising he's taken so long to land a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Star Trek and Dredd actor has now arrived in the MCU though, and he'll be taking on the role of Skurge, an Asgardian warrior. Although he starts out as a villain in the comics, known as The Executioner, and fights with Thor on numerous occasions - pitting his mighty double-bladed battle axe against Mjolnir - he does eventually go on to gain redemption.

Urban has shaved his head and started working out for the role, and said the character will have an interesting journey, so we're likely to see a few different sides to him throughout the movie.


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