To wit: actors just can’t resist that sweet, sweet Marvel money. Even the big names:
“[Chris] Hemsworth is returning to the title role, alongside Natalie Portman, returning as Jane Foster, and taking on the mantle of Mighty Thor; Tessa Thompson, returning as Valkyrie; Jaimie Alexander as Sif; Karen Gillan as Nebula; Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Sean Gunn as Kraglin; Waititi himself as Korg; Luke Hemsworth as Asgardian Thor actor; Sam Neill as Asgardian Odin actor; and Matt Damon as Asgardian Loki actor. They join newcomers Christian Bale, who will play Gorr the God Butcher; Melissa McCarthy, who will play Actor Hela; and Russell Crowe as Zeus.”
…I raised an eyebrow at the suggestion that Waititi is reusing the ‘actors recreating the last movie wheeze,’ but casting Melissa McCarthy as Hela is a good enough visual gag that I’ll allow it.
PS: Hmm. Do I want to see this one in 3D? I might, rabbit. I might.