Jeff Goldblum Teases 'Thor: Ragnarok' Details in Instagram Post

Will the third 'Thor' movie pull from a fan-favorite 1980s comic book storyline?
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Jeff Goldblum is taking his Thor: Ragnarok role seriously — but not that seriously.

The actor, who'll be playing the cosmic Grandmaster in the Taika Waititi-directed Marvel Studios movie next year, posted an image to Instagram this weekend of himself reading an 1980s issue of the Mighty Thor comic book, with the caption, "I'm nothing if not conscientious."

Don't believe his reasoning, though; the issue in question — 1986's No. 374, written by Walter Simonson with art by Sal Buscema — may be fondly remembered by comic book fans for being an installment of the much-loved "Mutant Massacre" X-Men-related storyline (You can see Angel in the background on the cover in Goldblum's image), but it doesn't feature any kind of appearance from the Grandmaster at all.

That isn't to say that there's not a clue about Ragnarok in the choice of comic, however; that issue was part of a long running storyline in which Hela — played by Cate Blanchett in the upcoming movie — curses Thor by stripping him of two important abilities: the ability to heal quickly, and the ability to die. As a result, she planned, he would eventually have to beg her for death, and in the process, become trapped in her afterlife realm of Hel. Could a version of this storyline show up in the movie?

I'm nothing if not conscientious. #thorragnarok #thor3 #thegrandmaster #marvel #marvelcomics

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Thor: Ragnarok will be released Nov. 3, 2017.

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