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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While it may not have been highlighted, Thor: Ragnarok marks a bit of a first for Marvel Studios: It’s the first of their films to have a female villain. The villain in question is the goddess of death named Hela, played by Cate Blanchett.

In a new featurette from Marvel, we get a little bit of extra insight into the baddie. In the clip, director Taika Waititi said that Blanchett “has destroyed the idea of your typical villain.”

Sadly, it’s a vague statement, and we can only hope this means that Thor: Ragnarok will not be the last time we see Hela. Those who follow the comics know that the impending Avengers: Infinity War follows the iconic Infinity Gauntlet storyline, and since, at this point, the character of Death hasn’t been introduced, Hela would indeed be a worthy substitute.

The synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok is below:

“Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Hela in action? Let us know down below!

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.

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SOURCE: Marvel Entertainment

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.