Karl Urban recently revealed in an interview why he accepted the role of Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok. While talking about the most iconic characters that he played he said that he got a call from director Taika Waititi to play the character in the upcoming movie.
The actor is appreciated for his work in a number of movies and shows. He spears in peer Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, J.J. Abraham’s Star Trek, and Dredd. Karl Urban joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2017 by taking up the role of the Einherjar warrior, Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok.
A Little About Thor: Ragnarok
Thor: Ragnarok follows the events of Thor: Dark World, where Loki is masquerading as Odin, the ruler of Asgard. He appoints Skurge as the guardian of the Bifrost Bridge, after banishing Heimdall. Thor comes back to Asgard and discovers Loki’s ploy.
Amid Thor’s arrival in Asgard, Skurge is demoted to being a janitor, until Thor’s sister Hela shows up and aligns Skurge with her. She appoints him as his executioner. Joining hands with Hela in the movie was not the only thing Karl Urban was interested in. Turns out it was the whole reason why he joined the movie cast.
Why did Karl Urban Accept the Offer to Play Skurge?
While talking about getting the role in the movie has said that as he got a call the director said that he will be working with Cate Blanchett. This was more than enough for him to accept the role. He said he didn’t even read the script and just accepted the role. However, Karl Urban worked with the actress earlier in the Lord of the Rings but was not able to share any scenes.
He said that this is what contributed to him deciding to play the character. Urban also talked about how he was he was excited to see Anthony Hopkins, and Sam Neil on the set. He said that he has always admired Sam Neil and he was one of the actors who inspired him to become an actor. The Dredd actor also praised the director Taika for his ways to direct a scene.
Other than Urban and Blanchett the film also brought together some of the most recognizable faces of Hollywood on screen together. Not just that the movie also introduced a number of new characters in the MCU, who ended up playing important roles in the movies ahead.
Karl Urban’s Opinion on Skurge
He further talks about how the character of Skurge undergoes a complete arc, from being the be frost beige keeper to the executioner to the defender of Asgard. Skurge makes a sacrifice in the final battle for saving his fellow Asgardians and did not make it through the events of Thor: Ragnarok.
He said, “Through the course of the film, he gets sickened by what he is required to do to work for Hela. It’s always fun when you have a character that you can take it to one direction and then have a pivot. If I can find the opportunity to do that I will,” he continued.
Karl Urban is now playing the role of Butcher in Amazon Prime’s ongoing series, The Boys. As always he slays the role and keeps on impressing everyone with his acting. The 3rd season of the show concluded last month and fans are eager to know what will happen to Butcher in the next season of The Boys.