Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster in THOR: RAGNAROK is The Collector's Brother
There was one other fun piece of new revealed at Comic-Con this past weekend that I wanted to share. During the Thor: Ragnarok panel, Jeff Goldblum revealed an interesting piece of information regarding his character The Grandmaster.
He shared that The Grandmaster is the brother of The Collector (Benicio Del Toro) in Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a cool little connection that I wasn't expecting. They aren't brothers in the comics, but I like that they've done it for the MCU, it just adds a nice little dynamic. Goldblum went on to explain and threw in a bit more interesting information:
"We're elders of the universe. We came about shortly after the Big Bang. We're the oldest living creatures in the universe. Grandmaster and my brother, Collector. I rule on this planet Sakaar and I put together games. I put together the great, great match between Hulk and the new Thor. "
Marvel has tweaked a few things with The Grandmaster in the MCU, but from what I've seen everything works, and I'm totally fine with any changes they've made. I love how the different corners of the MCU are connecting to each other and I'm sure there are more connections to come as we move closer to the fourth Avengers film.
I have no idea if we'll ever see The Grandmaster and The Collector together on the big screen in the MCU, but I hope it eventually happens!