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