Warning: spoilers ahead for Thor: Ragnarok! Read ahead at your own risk!
Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok introduced an army of awesome new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Badasses like Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) were clear standouts, but one other fan-favorite addition to the ensemble was Karl Urban's Skurge. The Asgardian executioner went out in a blaze of glory in Ragnarok's climactic battle, but some fans have wondered if it would be possible to see Urban come back for another movie. Now it sounds like that's something that Urban might interested in as well, as the Dredd star opened up in a recent interview with CinemaBlend for his new film Bent and explained that he would reprise his role as Skurge, at least if the opportunity presented itself. Per Urban:
Karl Urban very clearly had a quite a bit of fun playing Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok. He was arguably one of the funniest parts of the entire film, which is saying something when we consider the fact that Ragnarok stands out as one of Marvel's funniest movies to date. He doesn't know about a plan to bring Skurge back, but if Marvel comes up with an idea, he seems interested in getting on board.
The possibility of Skurge coming back raises questions about how something like that could even happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After all, the character very clearly bites the dust when he gathers his courage and leaps into action during the final battle against Hela's army. However, in another interview with Comicbook.com, Karl Urban addressed the possibility of returning to the Marvel universe in a future project by telling a story that focuses on Skurge in "the afterlife," which is something that the comics touched on when he became a member of The Grandmaster's Legion of the Unliving team.
Of course, none of this means anything until Marvel decides what to do with Skurge. The folks at Marvel Studios could bring him back to fill out the Asgardian ranks if Chris Hemsworth walks away at the end of his contract, or they could opt to leave Skurge with his Ragnarok arc and heroic death.
Only time will tell if Skurge will actually return for another outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Until we learn more, you can check out Thor's latest adventure when Avengers: Infinity War premieres in theaters on April 27. As for Karl Urban, you can catch his new film Bent in select theaters and on-demand right now!