Thor Ragnarok Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster

Years before Independence Day and Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum signed on to play the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, the actor turned down an offer from Marvel Studios to play a role in Captain America: The First Avenger, and studio head Kevin Feige couldn’t be happier that the deal failed to work out.

Since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios has recruited some of the biggest names in Hollywood for both starring and supporting roles. Marvel has signed a number of A-list actors with long resumes that go back decades, including Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, ...

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