For Thor: Ragnarok, he’s transformed yet again. This time, he’s favoring a bald head instead of the flowing locks he had as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings films.
Urban posted a photo on Twitter thanking Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi for the new look:
— Karl Urban (@KarlUrban) July 25, 2016
In addition to getting a new haircut, he’s also been packing on the muscle. “There’s a bit of a few hours at the gym lifting heavy things,” the actor joked. However, all the muscling up is more for Urban’s benefit than the audience’s.
“The irony is that you won’t actually see my body in this movie under the costume that I have, but it’s important for me to get into the zone and feel the part,” he said.
The Star Trek Beyond actor also explained how he got involved with the newest Thor installment. “I read a fantastic script that was action-packed and full of great characters. When I heard who was involved and saw the opportunity to work with Taika Waititi, who I think is one of the most brilliant directors coming through, I made the decision it was something that I wanted to be a part of,” he said.
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