Taika Waititi's Marvel Comics film "Thor: Ragnarok" is coming to theaters next year, but some characters have not been confirmed to return.
"Black Sails" actor Ray Stevenson, who played Volstagg in the "Thor" films, is one of the uncertain actors to return in Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok." In his interview with Reel Film News, Stevenson said that he was not sure if fans would see The Warriors Three in "Thor: Ragnarok."
Stevenson also said that the Marvel Universe had had three Iron Mans and three Captain Americas, adding that Marvel was building up to an amazing climax of "The Avengers." The "Black Sails" actor added that he felt that everything being planned was geared towards creating a library, which fans could immerse themselves in.
While it is not guaranteed that fans would see every single character in "Thor: Ragnarok," Stevenson said that e would love to be involved in the film. The actor added that even he was not, he just wished Marvel Studios continued success in its incredible endeavor.
Stevenson also said that what Marvel had done had become a staple to people's generation. He also mentioned that knowing if he would be part of "Thor: Ragnarok" would be based if the actor signed the "dotted line" or knew that it was actually a reality. For the actor, it was up to the "powers that be" to decide if one's character was right for the story of the new film.
Along with his roles as Volstagg in Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" and Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World," Stevenson also appeared in Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes' action adventure film "The Book of Eli" and Neil Burger's adventure sci-fi film "Divergent."
Currently, Stevenson plays the role of Blackbeard in the adventure drama series "Black Sails," which means that he had to ascertain that his schedule would not interfere with the production of "Thor: Ragnarok." Previous reports also revealed that the upcoming Marvel Comics film, is set to introduce a female hero, Valkyrie.
Volstagg, along with Zachary Levi's Fandral, and Tadanobu Asano's Hogun, are Thor's brothers in arms and comprise the Warriors Three. They had helped the god of thunder in the first and second "Thor" films, so it is assumed that one would not appear without the other two, as per Cinema Blend.
"Thor: Ragnarok" is set to feature Asgard's tumultous state, leading to its downfall. The film stars Jaimie Alexander, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor, among others. "Cinderella" actress Cate Blanchett has been rumored to appear in the film.
With Waititi at the helm of the film, Stephany Folsom, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost are on board to help pen the screenplay. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is set to produce the film.
Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok" is set to premiere in theaters in the United States on Nov. 3, 2017.