Australia seems to be a destination ripe for actors being sighted near projects they were previously attached to – specifically Thor: Love and Thunder, which is currently filming down under. Grandmaster actor Jeff Goldblum was recently sighted with fellow Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth and director Taika Waiti in the country.
It didn’t take long for the internet to start speculating that Grandmaster could be returning in the upcoming sequel. While the trio's reunion feels rather convenient, it could be purely coincidental and nothing to do with the Thor sequel. There is also the fact that Goldblum was previously working on Jurassic World: Dominion in London, so he could be in Australia for a vacation – possibly unlikely, though, because of strict travel guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with Buzzfeed (opens in new tab) back in 2019, the actor played coy about any chances of Grandmaster returning in any future Thor movies. “Hey, we’re talking about it, in fact. You know, I hope so. I love Taika Waititi, he’s a great director and a friend of mine, so I hope so,” Goldblum shared.
There have been no further comments from Jeff Goldblum that would hint at a live-action return in the Marvel universe. He did, however, point out that his time as the character hasn't come to an end, with Grandmaster set to appear in the animated What If...? series.
“But I played the part again a couple of days ago,” the actor expressed. “I went to the Disney studios, and I recorded the Grandmaster’s voice for an episode of a show that’s gonna be on Disney Plus called What If…?”
The animated series's first season is scheduled to be released in mid-2021 and will consist of 10 episodes. It will be part of Phase Four of the MCU along with Thor: Love and Thunder, which is currently slated to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.
While we wait for Thor: Love and Thunder to hit the big screen, catch up on the MCU with our guide to watching the Marvel movies in order.