Who he is: The Grandmaster
His power: He hasn’t made an appearance yet, but if the comics are any indication, The Grandmaster’s powers are going to be pretty intense, frankly. Historically, he’s had the ability to travel through time and space, even bringing others with him if he so chooses. He’s incredibly strong, can read thoughts, control minds, manipulate energy however he wants… it’ll be interesting to see how much of these powers he retains in the MCU version of the character.
His story: Again, it’s unclear how much of his traditional comic-book life story will be translated to the MCU, but he’s typically one of the Elders Of The Universe. Billions of years old, he’s an alien of a long-extinct species obsessed with games and tournament, some already invented, others of his own creation. Then again, The Collector from Guardians Of The Galaxy is traditionally an Elder, too, and none of that really came through in the film, so who knows what all will be included.
Played by: Everybody’s favorite alien, Jeff Goldblum
Currently, The Grandmaster is: Somewhere in the universe…
Where will we see him next? Thor: Ragnarok, coming November 3, 2017.