Cate Blanchett Calls ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Role ‘A Gift’; Expresses Excitement To Join The MCU

blanchett_cate_newWhile we have yet to get any confirmation regarding who the Australian actress might be playing, we do know that actress Cate Blanchett is said to one of the villain’s in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. While she didn’t give away any details regarding who she might be playing, the actress recently spoke briefly about joining the cast of the Marvel Studios film. While speaking with with SK-II (via CBM), Blanchett referred to her role in the film as “a gift” for one particular reason.

The role in [Thor Ragnarok] came completely out of the blue. And it’s a gift because the thing that I said to myself this year is that I’m gonna get fit.

During a separate interview, the actress expressed her excitement to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as re-iterating her desire to get fit in preparation for her role.

I’m super, super excited about it. I’ve only done action a couple of times, so it feels like… a departure is too strong a word, but it certainly seems like a change for me. So, I am looking forward to getting really fit, and wearing lycra, and hoping to earn a bit of street cred from my kids. I can’t wait.

It’s been rumored recently that the actress might be playing ‘Hela’ in the upcoming film but with all this talk of fitness & actions, perhaps there’s a chance she might just be playing ‘The Enchantress’? Sound off with your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below. Thor: Ragnarok is set to start principal photography in June and hit theaters on November 3, 2017.

Source: CBM

  • Carl

    I can’t wait to see who she plays. She’s a great addition to the cast. Now I can’t wait to hear that Natalie Portman’s role is small or non existent.

    • Elliot

      I just hope she doesn’t get the usual marvel movie villain treatment

      • Carl

        They are usually good, so I’m fine with that. Malekith being the only truly bad villain.

        • Elliot

          Well Aiden Pierce as the “real mandarin” sucked, Abomination was bad, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash was terrible, Ronan the Accuser was 1 dimensional and bland same with Yellowjacket and Ultron didn’t live up to his full potential

          • Carl

            All of them were good as presented in their own movies.

          • Elliot

            You are kidding right all of them is 1 dimensional and no layers at all except Loki and Red skull

    • unpaidpundit

      Thor is going to lose his hammer to Natalie Portman in this film, and Portman will become the new, Lady Thor.

      • Carl

        Nah that’ll never happen. Although its not Natalie that I don’t like it’s her tying Thor to Earth that’s the problem.

  • Vegas82

    Sounds cool that she’s getting to do some action sequences.

  • Jared

    I really want to see Amora the Enchantress and the Executioner in this next Thor movie (considering they already gave us the Enchantress’ sister in Lorelei on Agents of Shield, it just makes sense.) I really hope that Thor 3 can be near the level of what the Russo’s are doing with Captain America. Thor 2, I really enjoyed but wasn’t nearly as good as Guardians, Cap2, ect.

  • unpaidpundit

    I expect that Blanchett is playing Hela, which can be a physical role. Isn’t Hela always trying to get her hands on some magic sword or other that will give her power BEYOND IMAGINATION? And once Hela gets her hands on this sword, she is always using it to clobber Thor.

  • Well , Ragnarok being the death of the norse gods, does lead me to believe that Hela, goddess of death would make a fitting villain. Also if marvel consolidates their death goddesses, I would love to see Blanchett alongside Thanos as his Lady Death in the Infinity War films. You know the dude has got to go to Asgard to retrieve the tesseract, and regulate with Loki who already cost him two gems. I think Thanos throwing down with Thor and Hulk in Ragnarok is a sure bet.