Jeff Goldblum Would Love To Do A Grandmaster Solo Movie In The MCU
Thor: Ragnarok arguably has the most colorful cast of any entry in the MCU. Everyone in the threequel is fighting to chew more of the screen than anyone else. There’s Thor himself, Loki, Valkyrie, Hela, Korg, Skurge and, last but not least, the Grandmaster, the ruler of Sakaar brought to life by the one and only Jeff Goldblum. As his fate was left open-ended at the end of the film, it’s totally possible that the character could return, and it seems the actor would definitely be up for more.
While promoting his role in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Goldblum went on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where the chat soon turned to the actor’s recent appearance in the Marvel universe. Kimmel expressed his desire to see Goldblum get his own spinoff movie as the Grandmaster and asked the star if this is something he’d be interested in as well. Goldblum immediately agreed that he would, explaining that he gets on very well with the Marvel Studios crew.
“I would, too. I love all those guys at Marvel and Kevin Feige but the director of that, Taika Waititi, he’s a genius! He helped create Flight of the Concords. You ever see that movie that he did, all improvised? He did an all improvised movie called What We Do in the Shadows. It’s a great movie.”
It sounds like if he was to return to the MCU, Goldblum would like it to mean that he gets to reunite with his Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. The most obvious option would be to bring the character back in Thor 4, then – however, we’re not sure if such a thing is on the cards. Chris Hemsworth has hinted that he’s staying on beyond Avengers 4, though, so let’s hope Marvel can get the Ragnarok gang back together.
If the Grandmaster did come back, someone who’d like to work with him is Benicio del Toro, who plays the Sakaar despot’s brother, the Collector. The character, who recently appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, is another larger-than-life sort and it would definitely be a lot of fun to see the two Elders of the Universe interact, don’t you think?