Thor: Ragnarok adds Jurassic Park Star Sam Neill
Director Taika Waititi already found a way to reunite with his Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Sam Neill — by putting him in his Marvel movie. The actor, most known for playing Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, revealed during an interview with ShortList that he filmed a secret role for Thor: Ragnarok.
“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,” Neill said, noting how he “had to sign all sorts of things. So if I say anything else, Marvel’s secret agents — and they are lethal — will come and get me and probably my children, as well.”
Thor: Ragnarok also reunites Neill with Jeff Goldblum, who played Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park and plays The Grandmaster in the Marvel film. Featured in the cast are Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Karl Urban as Skurge, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.
Plot details are currently under wraps, but the title suggests it has something to do with the apocalypse from Norse mythology, and the Hulk gladiator armor shown at San Diego Comic-Con reveals a connection to the Planet Hulk comic book arc.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled for release on Nov. 3, 2017. Watch Neill’s interview with ShortList below and skip to the 3:15 mark to see him discuss his Marvel role.