Marvel followers can hardly wait to see appearing legend Jeff Goldblum tackle the function of The Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, but when issues went the way in which studio head Kevin Feige had hoped, they could have seen him make his Marvel debut a lot earlier. 

As Feige not too long ago instructed Uproxx throughout a press junket for Thor: Ragnarok, Goldblum was almost forged in Captain America: The First Avenger. Had that deal labored out, Goldblum would not be capable of seem in his scene-stealing function in the third Thor flick, one thing Feige is definitely very grateful did not occur. 

The query arose when Feige was requested if there was a explicit actor he was nonetheless craving to incorporate in certainly one of his Marvel Cinematic Universe entries, a form of “Moby Dick” that he hadn’t but captured. “Well, if you’d asked me that a year ago, I would have had a very specific answer,” Feige mentioned. “And now it occurred and he is in this movie [Thor: Ragnarok], and it is Jeff Goldblum.”

Feige then reminisced about what may have been however in the end by no means was, revealed the half Goldblum would have performed alongside Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger, and defined why plans fell by. “We had come shut. I imply, I am going to inform you, I believe we spoke to him or supplied him a function in Captain America: The First Avenger. I believe the function of the senator that was a part of that USO tour in the primary Captain America movie,” said Feige. “And he either wasn’t available or wasn’t interested or whatever. And thank goodness, because that would have just been a small thing, and instead we got to wait for the Grandmaster, which is about as amazing as a Jeff Goldblum ‘Goldblum-iness’ could be.”

Primarily based on Feige’s feedback, it seems like Goldblum was tapped for the function of Senator Brandt, whom Michael Brandon ended up portraying. That half is, admittedly, fairly a small one, and will have been considerably of a waste of Goldblum’s distinctive persona that followers will see in full impact in Thor: Ragnarok.

Within the latest Thor movie, Goldblum’s Grandmaster guidelines the planet of Sakaar and spends his free time watching warriors battle each other to the dying, Roman gladiator-style, in his grand coliseum. (You understand, typical sadistic supervillain stuff.) The Grandmaster’s proclivity for death-spectating finally results in a battle between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), which the eccentric antagonist dubs the “main event.” Suffice to say, the actor goes full Goldblum in the upcoming movie, and it is certain to be an absolute delight. 

This is the official plot synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok, which additionally stars Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Iris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, and Karl City: “The mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.”

Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok is ready to open in theaters on November three.