It’s not every day that bona fide superheroes wander through the doors of the Workshop on Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula. It was a real treat, then, to have Kiwi actor Karl Urban drop into the Workshop in person for his costume fitting: a complex build of striking blue armour with a beaten metal look and a muscle suit underneath. It was the fifth time Weta Workshop fit Karl for a costume, the first being on the set of The Lord of the Rings. In a cool twist of fate, the same crew member who fit Karl into his Éomer costume – leatherworker Darin Gordine – was also the technician to fit Karl into his Skurge costume.
Bringing a technicolour blockbuster full of trademark Taika humour to the big screen, Thor: Ragnarok was released in the US on November 3 and is smashing it at the box office.
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