Jeff Goldblum is known for his off-kilter, quirky performances, and according to a new interview, that classic Goldblum weirdness is exactly what fans will get with his portrayal of the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Goldblum explained how he developed the character of the MCU's Grandmaster under director Taika Waititi's encouragement, saying "What I particularly loved is the director, Taika Waititi. He really got me involved in this because I’m a fan of his...When we first talked, he said, 'I want you to do your particular version of this character without being comic-y or grandiloquent. I think you should do something that’s in your creative family tree. And also improvise.'"
"He was very interested in improvisation," Goldblum continued. "We came to all those scenes and riffed enjoyably for the time we had. I don’t know what’s gonna come out in the mix because we gave him a whole bunch of different choices, I’ll tell you that. He’s great. Taika Waititi gets 10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums."
Waititi is known for his humorous films, many of which have relied on improvisational performances.
Audiences will find out just how weird Goldblum's Grandmaster can get when Thor: Ragnarok is released in theaters on November 3.