Marvel Gives Us Our Best Look at Brett Goldstein as Hercules in Thor: Love and Thunder
Brett Goldstein is having a great year. Monday, the Ted Lasso star won his second Emmy for playing Roy Kent on the Apple TV+ hit. Past that, the entertainer also joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Incredible Hercules in Thor: Love and Thunder. Now that the Taika Waititi feature is streaming on Disney+, Marvel Studios has disclosed the best look yet at the diving being.
As seen in the mid-credits scene to the film, an injured Zeus (Russell Crowe) enlists the assistance of his son Hercules to assist with tracking Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) down and bring him to justice for his shenanigans in Supreme City.
As Waititi reviewed after the debut, Goldstein’s casting worked out as expected to because of Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige himself.
“Kevin truly believed him should make it happen, and definitely, Brett’s amazing. He’s great,” Waititi told Uproxx. “And I couldn’t say whether that’s to do with Thor, or on the other hand assuming to do with how might create. Because, obviously, Hercules, there’s a person from the books as well. And so, no doubt, this will be interesting to see because Kevin, he’s obviously the mastermind of these threads and how they’ll restrict and how they meet, blend and match. So I’m curious to find out myself.”
Goldstein said in a separate interview that he just had around two weeks to get ready for the job prior to filming.
“No, I didn’t have the foggiest idea what it was for. I was informed that some Marvel individuals might want to have a Zoom with you, and I met with them and it was just so surreal because… it was in a real sense all of a sudden one evening and I was extremely busy and it was like, ‘Could you at any point set aside a few minutes for a Zoom?’ ‘Yes, sure,'” the Ted Lasso star said in a new chat with The Playlist.
He added, “And they go on Zoom and they just let me know what you see in the film, which is they sort of opened with, ‘So Russell Crowe is Zeus,’ and I’m like, ‘Definitely, alright, go on.’ And blah, blah, blah. And then they pivot and they uncover ‘It’s Hercules; it’s you.’ And I went, ‘What?’ Just like, ‘Would you say you are serious? Might it be said that you are f**king with me? Is this a wind-up?’ So definitely, it was as surprising to me as I think it has been to other individuals.”
Taika Waititi, who coordinated Thor: Ragnarok, returns to coordinate Thor: Love and Thunder. He also co-composed the film’s screenplay with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bunch, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, and Vin Diesel.
Thor: Love and Thunder is presently streaming on Disney+ and will be accessible on home media release later this month.
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