Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok is going to serve as a make-shift Jurassic Park reunion. We know that Jeff Goldblum has signed on to play the villainous and eccentric Grandmaster. Now comes word that his old co-star Sam Neill has also come aboard the latest Marvel Phase 3 adventure, which is currently being shot in Australia.
It doesn't appear that Sam Neill will have a large role. And it isn't known if Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will even share any scenes together. The actor was only on set for a few select days. Though he's not allowed to say too much about his participation, or Marvel's highly trained snipers will take him and his family out. Neill was talking with
" target="_blank">Shortlist about his comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople. And it just so happens to be directed by Thor 3 mastermind Taika Waititi. About joining the Marvel family, Sam Neill offers this.
"Oddly enough, 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. I had to sign all sorts of things that say 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 is in the midst of shooting, with production having started on July 4th in Queensland, Australia before moving to Brisbane. The cast already has some stellar actors aboard, including two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Tessa Thompson as the classic hero Valkyrie and Karl Urban as Skurge. Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel's The Avengers and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, Sir Anthony Hopkins returns as Odin, and Tom Hiddleston is back one last time as Loki.
Sam Neill played Dr. Alan Grant in the 1994 Steven Spielberg sci-fi thriller classic Jurassic Park. He also reprised the role in Jurassic Park III. Though, he only starred with Jeff Goldblum in the very first movie. In his recent interview with Shortlist, Sam Neill claims that his Alan Grant has actually retired from palentology because he is 'sick to death of dinosaurs and running'. It doesn't sound like he'll be back in the upcoming sequel Jurassic World 2. So, if you were hoping to see Goldblum and Neill back together again, Thor: Ragnarok is as good as it's going to get. You can watch the video interview here.