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Thor gets a new look in Ragnarok ... but we’re here for Jeff Goldblum

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Thor: Ragnarok - Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Chris Hemsworth as the titular Norse god in Thor: Ragnarok.
Marvel Studios via Entertainment Weekly

We knew director Taika Waititi was going to be taking Thor: Ragnarok to some new places, so Chris Hemsworth’s new look as the titular Norse god isn’t a surprise. It’s the third movie in the series, and it’s time to change things up, and a haircut is a sensible place to start if you’re looking for a new you.

“It was nice not to have to sit in the makeup chair for that hour each morning,” Hemsworth told Entertainment Weekly about losing the long locks. “It felt like a rebirth for me as the actor but also as the character.” To recap: Thor has short hair now and it looks good on him because what did you expect?

OK, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the part we’re all here for. Can we talk about Jeff Goldblum’s look, please?

Thor: Ragnarok - Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster
Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
Marvel Studios via Entertainment Weekly

Yes, that’s the stuff.

Goldblum is making his Marvel Cinematic Debut in Thor: Ragnarok playing the Grandmaster, “one of the oldest living beings in the universe.” (Thanks, Marvel wiki.)

The Grandmaster has spent his extraordinary long life in pursuit of amusement through the playing of games. He has traveled throughout the known universe studying many civilizations’ forms of games and play to the point of mastering them. He then began to devise his own types of tournaments and contests, challenging various opponents to games of skill and chance for high stakes.

"He’s a hedonist, a pleasure-seeker, an enjoyer of life and tastes and smells,” Goldblum told Empire last summer. "I thought, ‘I can do that, I’ll bet!’ I’m working on my part every day. I’m a sponge, researching.”

And it shows. Writer Priscilla Page shares this take:

Our buds at io9 are right, we were hoping:

And this guy just has a solid goof:

"[Taika Waititi] is encouraging me to improvise and make it my own, and that’s what I’m trying to do,” Goldblum told Empire. “I hope he doesn’t throw me out on the first day!”

Let the lesson be: This is what happens when you instruct Jeff Goldblum to make it his own.

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