Karl Urban Discusses Skurge’s Character Arc in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos

Marvel is gearing up for the release of Thor: Ragnarok with a brand new Comic-Con trailer. The second trailer for the film provided better looks at several different characters and gave viewers our best look yet at Karl Urban’s Skurge the Executioner.

A fan favourite in the comics, Urban was keen on making sure he got the character right and according to a recent interview with CBR, Urban feels he has done the character justice. Urban teased Skurge’s arc in Ragnarok:

“I think that there’s going to be elements within the character of Skurge that are going to surprise fans. He really, truly has a wonderful journey in this film.”

“It was really about trying to, I guess, honor the genesis and then also [making] sure that as a piece of the puzzle that he fit into the world that [Thor: Ragnarok director] Taika [Waititi] was creating.”

Skurge has been confirmed to be overseeing the nine realms due to Idris Elba’s Heimdell being M.I.A. However, when Hela arrives at the doors of Asgard and unleashes Ragnarok, Skurge aligns himself with the antagonist but, as Urban hints, maybe Skurge’s actions mean something else. Where will Skurge stand when Asgard truly falls? We’ll have to wait and see.

Thor: Ragnarok unleashes chaos in theatres on November 3, 2017.


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