“It’s not a real character to me anyway”: Invincible Season 2 General Kregg Actor Isn’t Excited to Join Back MCU After His Short-Lived Thor 3 Role

Clancy Brown won't be losing his sleep if MCU doesn't hire him.

“It’s not a real character to me anyway”: Invincible Season 2 General Kregg Actor Isn’t Excited to Join Back MCU After His Short-Lived Thor 3 Role

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  • Clancy Brown, who played the high-ranking member of the Viltrum Empire's army in Invincible season 2, discussed the possibility of returning to the MCU in 2020.
  • Despite previously appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, Brown stated that he was not excited about signing up for another MCU role.
  • He played the character General Kregg in Invincible and also appeared as the fire demon Surtur in Thor: Ragnarok, but his role in the MCU was short-lived.
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Playing the role of the high-ranking member of the Viltrum Empire’s army in Invincible season 2, Clancy Brown spoke about the possibility of his return to the MCU in 2020. Discussing his potential reappearance in works of Marvel Studios, Brown admitted his honest opinion to ComicBook

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After previously having a short-lived role in Taika Waititi’s much-loved threequel Thor: Ragnarok, Clancy Brown was rumored to make an appearance in Thor: Love & Thunder. However, the actor stated that he isn’t very excited to sign up for another MCU role. 

Also read: Clancy Brown Makes Second Live-Action Star Wars Appearance In Ahsoka – What Was His First One?

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Clancy Brown’s Short-Lived MCU Role 

Appearing as General Kregg in the 2021 TV show Invincible, Clancy Brown gave his voice to play the role of the high-ranking member of the Viltrum Empire’s army. Prior to his role in the renowned TV show, the actor’s past superhero-centric credits include Superman: The Animated Series, Thor: Ragnarok, The Flash, and even the spin-off Gen V.

Clancy Brown as General Kregg in the 2021 TV show Invincible
Clancy Brown as General Kregg in the 2021 TV show Invincible

Unfortunately, unlike most of his roles, the Invincible actor had a tough time with his role in MCU. The actor appeared as the fire demon, Surtur, in Taika Waititi’s much-loved threequel, Thor: Ragnarok. However, despite his riveting performance as the fire demon who destroyed everything, Brown had a short-lived role. 

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Brown as Surtur in Thor: Ragnarok

According to reports, although the actor had a short-lived role in the film, he was rumored to have another opportunity to reprise his role with MCU in the future. There was a certainty that the character of Surtur would return to the franchise, and that’s when Clancy Brown might get the opportunity to return to the MCU. 

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The Invincible Actor Isn’t Excited to Join the MCU 

Speaking with ComicBook back in 2020, about his potential reappearance, Clancy Brown discussed how he had previously embraced the role, despite MCU giving him limited screen time. Thereafter, the actor spoke about his honest opinion on returning to MCU to reprise his role. 

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Clancy Brown wasn’t much excited to reprise his role in MCU

That was a voiceover character pretty much. So, I mean, I would happily do it again, because it would be a mo-cap, and that would be fun, and a voice, but they didn’t sign me up for any multi-picture deal or anything like that.” 

Expressing his sadness over how he could have been an integral part of Marvel Studios, the Invincible actor stated that he isn’t very excited to return. Having his own condition for returning, Brown mentioned that he won’t lose his sleep if he doesn’t get the gig. 

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Brown didn’t have the opportunity to reprise his role as Surtur

If they call me up, and we can reach a deal, then I’ll do it. If they call me up, and they don’t want to pay me, then I won’t. I mean, it’s not that big a deal. It’s not a real character to me anyway, Surtur.” 

Eventually, the actor was never given the opportunity to return as Surtur when they made Thor: Love & Thunder

Read more: Popular Movies and Shows Ahsoka’s Clancy Brown Has Been In

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