‘Jurassic Park’s’ Dr. Grant & Dr. Malcom reunite for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Sam Neill starred in Taika Waititi's New Zealand adventure comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople but it looks like they weren't done having fun together. The actor has just admitted he has a role in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok.

I am anxiously awaiting Thor: Ragnarok which stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum. Mostly because that's a hell of a cast, but also because Waititi is bringing something different to the MCU (Have you watched that Comic-Con video yet??)

So what's this about Neill? The actor, who famously portrayed Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, teased last month about some involvement.


But speaking with ShortList recently Neill said, “Oddly enough, I”m not really allowed to say this and I can”t tell you what it is…I did a couple of days on Thor just before I came over here…I had to sign all sorts of things. If I say anything else, Marvel”s secret agents – and they are lethal – will come and get me and probably my children, as well.”

When the news hit the interwebs, Neill tried to stay coy…



His talk of his experience being “Unearthly” and “light years” away leads me to assume he's not playing an Earthling but we'll just have to wait and see. Feel free to speculate on who he might be playing in the comments but I just have my fingers crossed he and Goldblum get a scene together.

Speaking of, the interviewer also spoke with Neill briefly about the chances of him returning to the Jurassic franchise. It doesn't look likely but at least he had some fun with it.

“I think the problem is that no one knows where Alan Grant is anymore. I think he's retired from paleontology. He's sick to death of dinosaurs and running. He's not quite as fleet of foot as he was and he's now retired to Dayton, Ohio and has a very successful accountancy business,” he said, “Either that or he's dead.”

There you have it.

(via MCU Exchange)