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Marvel brought a lot of material to San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend for fans both at the event and elsewhere in the world to enjoy. This included a trailer and poster for Thor: Ragnarok, which is being hyped up as the God of Thunder's craziest movie yet (in a good way). The trailer showed off a lot of incredible moments, from Hela's assault on Asgard to Hulk speaking in complete sentences. The poster was cool, too, although one person was able to drastically improve it by making every character look like Jeff Goldblum, giving us something we didn't know we wanted until now.
Jeff Goldblum is appearing in Thor: Ragnarok as The Grandmaster, who took up a tiny portion of space in the original poster. But actor and writer Brian Firenzi kicked things up a couple notches and plastered Jeff Goldblum's face on all the players being featured. My favorite of the bunch is Loki Goldblum, whose smirk is fitting for the Asgardian God of Mischief. I also like how for Odin, Firenze shaded out one half of Goldblum's glasses to fill in for the All-Father's eyepatch. Alas, Thor: Ragnarok will just be a regular movie starring other actors alongside Jeff Goldblum rather than the bizarre spectacle above, but still, this poster ranks as one of the better fan edits.
While Hela will serve as Thor: Ragnarok's main antagonist, Grandmaster will serve as a secondary villain who pursues pleasure rather than conquest. As the ruler of the planet Sakaar, he presides over the games he forces his prisoners to participate in. Thor will somehow be transported to Sakaar during Ragnarok after losing his trusty hammer Mjolnir, and upon being captured and having his head shaved, he'll be thrust into the gladiator ring to battle Hulk simply so Grandmaster and his fellow pleasure seekers can be amused for a little bit. Grandmaster is also one of the Elders of the Universe, and is the brother to Benicio del Toro's Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. The Collector.
The Grandmaster will certainly be a thorn in Thor's side during the upcoming Marvel blockbuster, and judging by Loki being bound in chains on Sakaar (as seen in the most recent trailer), it would appear that he and Grandmaster aren't on great terms, even though they were hanging out together during Thor vs. Hulk, the match of the century. However, he's not the one attempting to destroy the Nine Realms, so after escaping Sakaar, Thor and Loki will need to work together with Hulk and Valkyrie to defeat Hela and her allies, leaving Grandmaster to seek amusement elsewhere.
You can catch Thor: Ragnarok in theaters starting November 3, and be sure to look through our 2017 movie guide to find out what else is being released for the rest of the year.