Jeff Goldblum Discusses His THOR: RAGNAROK Role as The Grandmaster

A couple weeks ago it was announced that Jeff Goldblum had joined the cast of Thor: Ragnarok. It was a pleasant surprise that no one saw coming. He will be taking on the role of The Grandmaster in the movie.

From Marvel's wiki we learn that The Grandmaster is an immortal being who is one of the oldest in the universe. He's described as follows:

The Grandmaster has spent his extraordinary long life in pursuit of amusement through the playing of games. He has traveled throughout the known universe studying many civilizations’ forms of games and play to the point of mastering them. He then began to devise his own types of tournaments and contests, challenging various opponents to games of skill and chance for high stakes.

While speaking with Empire, Goldblum talked a little bit about what we can expect from his character, saying:

“He’s a hedonist, a pleasure-seeker, an enjoyer of life and tastes and smells. I thought, ‘I can do that, I’ll bet!’ I’m working on my part every day. I’m a sponge, researching.” He’s putting his unique Goldblum stamp on the role, too. “[Taika Waititi] is encouraging me to improvise and make it my own, and that’s what I’m trying to do. I hope he doesn’t throw me out on the first day!”

Goldblum is going to be awesome in the role, and I imagine he'll end up being an unforgettable character in the film because almost all of the characters has Goldblum played are unforgettable! It's rumored that Thor: Ragnarok will include some elements from the Planet Hulk storyline and that Goldblum’s Grandmaster will be running gladiatorial games that Hulk and Thor might find themselves in.

Goldblum went on to say he is only scheduled to film for “three weeks or a month” while the movie is in production in Austrailia. I can't wait to see this movie, and it's going to be fun to see how Goldblum makes the character his own and how he brings The Grandmaster to life on the big screen.

Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 3rd, 2017.

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