Karl Urban Talks Skurge In 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Actor Karl Urban opened up about his upcoming role as Skurge in "Thor: Ragnarok."

Urban talked to IGN about his preparation for the role, saying that he’s been bulking up to play the part.

“There's a bit of a few hours at the gym lifting heavy things,” he said. “The irony is that you won’t actually see my body in this movie under the costume that I have, but it’s important for me to get into the zone and feel [the part].”

IGN asked Urban if he was doing similar preparations as other actors who bulk up for superhero roles, such as eating a high-protein diet. 

“Yeah, all of that sort of stuff,” he confirmed.

Urban previously told IGN about how he got involved with the project in the first place.

“I read a fantastic script that was action-packed and full of great characters,” he said. 

“When I heard who was involved … and [saw] the opportunity to work with [director] Taika Waititi, who I think is one of the most brilliant directors coming through, I made the decision it was something that I wanted to be a part of.

"And the character is fantastic. He’s got a great arc to him. Obviously I can’t say too much about it, but I’m really thrilled to be a part of the Marvel universe and to be working on 'Thor: Ragnarok.'”

Tom Hiddleston also recently teased his role of Loki in the upcoming Thor film. 

“It’s great. I’m having such a good time,” he told EW, reported. “Taika Waititi is brilliant, and his vision for his Thor film is so full of wit and humor and drama. He’s really been so attentive over the screenplay. I’m so excited. It’s a hell of a cast. It’s got quite a lineup."

Sources: ScreenRant, IGN / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr 

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