In the trailers, we can see him clearly standing side by side with the villainous Hela. There’s no mistaking whose side he’s on. But why did he join forces with the goddess of death?
In a recent interview, Karl Urban shed some light on his character’s motivations.
“When we find Skurge, he’s operating the Bifrost because Heimdall is missing in action, and then pretty soon after that Hela shows up,” he said. “Skurge sees the writing on the wall and has to make a decision whether to die or join her, so his instincts of self-preservation take over.”
He added, “The journey of Skurge is really, ‘Ok, now you made a pact with the devil and it comes with a price.’ That price is constantly upped through the movie and that is his journey.”