Russell Crowe says he's playing Zeus in Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder

Russell Crowe has casually revealed he'll be playing the role of Zeus in Taika Waititi's upcoming Marvel film Thor: Love and Thunder

The Gladiator star nonchalantly dropped the news during a radio interview with an LGBTQI+ community radio station in Australia, saying he was about to embark on his final day of "Zeus-ing around". 

News that Crowe would be joining the all-star cast of the Thor sequel was announced late last month, but his character remained under wraps. 

At the close of his conversation with the Joy Breakfast radio show, the Kiwi-born actor, who lives in Australia, announced he was about to jump on his bike and head to the set of the much-anticipated film. 

"I'm going to ride up to Disney Fox Studios and around about 9:15, I shall be Zeus!" he said. 

"It's for Thor. It's my last day of Zeus-ing about, and I'm going to enjoy it." 

Waititi's second Thor film, which has been filming in Australia since early this year, will see Chris Hemsworth reprise his role as the God of Thunder, and will also star Natalie Portman and Christain Bale as well as Matt Damon, who cameoed in Thor: Ragnarok

Neither Crowe's representatives nor Disney confirmed his comments.