Cate Blanchett On Why She Decided To Join The Cast Of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Thor HelaCate Blanchett is someone you typically might associate with awards-season type films, which on the surface might make her decision to play Hela in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok a bit curious. But she also has experience in big blockbuster films, famously playing the villain in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

In an interview with the LA Times, Blanchett gave three reasons why she decided to join up and play a villain once again, this time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

“A) It was Taika. B) It was the goddess of death. And C) There’s never been a female Marvel villain.”

All the stars have been talking about how director Taika Waititi has done a phenomenal job, making this movie truly stand alone within the overarching confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Secondly, you can’t blame Blanchett for wanting to play the literal goddess of death. Some roles are just too juicy to pass up. And as for being the first female Marvel villain, taking this role allows Blanchett to pave a path in the wake of female-led superhero films such as Wonder Woman.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, and Jeff Goldblum. Here’s the official synopsis:

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Thor: Ragnarok as we learn it.

Source: LA Times

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Thor: RagnarokGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”

And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.

Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.

  • JMMagwood

    Nice paycheck?