Although the Grandmaster joins his fellow Elders and the Celestials as one of the most powerful beings in Marvel comics, there was not a single hint of his comic book powers in Thor: Ragnarok. The movie covered his ability as a game organizer and a schemer, and that’s about it.
It’s always fun to see Jeff Goldblum doing what he does best in the movies, but Ragnarok left us uncertain of Grandmaster's fate, and now we’re wondering what happened to him after Thanos' finger-snap. Will the the character pop up again in future Marvel flicks?
We did learn post-Infinity War that some off-screen characters survived the wrath of Thanos. Others weren’t mentioned at all, and Grandmaster belongs in that category. But Goldblum has since revealed his character’s fate during an interview with Digital Spy:
Grandmaster is more superhero-ed than all of them put together. You can’t kill me; I’m like a vampire. I’m deathless, and I can kill people by looking at them. Or I can resurrect them just by looking at them and thinking of them. I can do everything. Being able to do all of that, all I want to do is play games. So really I’m everywhere and nowhere. I’m like Keyser SÃ¶ze.
This is a typical Goldblum answer, and it may not be in line with Marvel’s response to the same question. But what if it is? As an Elder of the Universe, Grandmaster could play a crucial role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s post-Thanos era.