Sam Neill teases his return in 'Thor: Love And Thunder'

Gregory Wakeman
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Sam Neil as fake Odin in Thor: Ragnarok (Credit: Marvel)
Sam Neil as fake Odin in Thor: Ragnarok (Credit: Marvel)

Sam Neill has admitted that there’s a very good chance he’ll appear in Thor: Love And Thunder.

After originally working with writer and director Taika Waititi on Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Neill was asked to cameo in the 2017 Marvel blockbuster. Rather than having a huge part, though, Neill played an Asgardian actor who actually portrays Anthony Hopkins’ Odin on stage.

Over the last few weeks it has been reported that Matt Damon, who cameoed as the actor playing Loki in the same stage show, has flown out to Australia to reprise his role in Love And Thunder.

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So it would make sense then that Neill will get the chance to do the same, too. That’s exactly what ET Online asked the New Zealand actor in their recent interview, and he responded with, "I think the odds are reasonably high.”

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“I think Taika's got something up his sleeve. We will see what happens. Travel between [New Zealand] and Australia is problematic at the moment, but we will see if something can be worked out."

TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: Sam Neill (L) and Taika Waititi attend Entertainment Weekly's Must List Party at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019 at the Thompson Hotel on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 07: Sam Neill (L) and Taika Waititi attend Entertainment Weekly's Must List Party at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019 at the Thompson Hotel on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

Of course, Neill has already been rather busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as he recently completed filming on Jurassic World: Dominion. Neill once again portrays the character of Dr Alan Grant in the film, which also saw him reunite with his fellow Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

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Those of you that want to see Neill working his magic on-screen again can do so in the Australian comedy Rams, while Thor: Love And Thunder will be released on May 6, 2022, with Jurassic World: Dominion following on June 10, 2022.