Marvel Studios has announced the cast of Thor: Ragnarok, and what a line-up the movie has! There have been a lot of rumours over the past few months about the characters who will appear, but those have also been revealed along with the return of other familiar faces.

Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (Carol) joins the Phase 3 release as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day: Resurgence) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (Creed) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge. Rounding out the cast is Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk.

“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.”

Chris Hemsworth is (obviously) returning alongside now confirmed co-stars Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) is directing this movie which is set to be released next year. Stay tuned for further updates!