They join previously announced new cast members Cate Blanchett and Tessa Thompson, along with returning stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, in the new installment. Mark Ruffalo is also on board to reprise his role as the Incredible Hulk.
Marvel confirmed that Blanchett would play the villain Hela, Thompson would play a new hero, Valkyrie, Goldblum will play eccentric Grandmaster and Urban will play Skurge.
“The continuation of the epic ‘Thor’ franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl and Mark to the cast, we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”
“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse superhero series, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”). Feige will produce the film, along with executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
Goldblum is repped by ICM Partners and can be seen next in “Independence Day: Resurgence.” Urban is repped by UTA and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP and can be seen next in “Star Trek Beyond.”