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.
When I first saw the Hela character played by Cat Blanchett, I got all kinds of excited. I love that they are adding Hela to this next installment of Thor and that she is the first lead female villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they couldn’t have found a better person to portray her.
But wait, who is Hela?
Hela is “from a sinister and long-forgotten era of the universe, Hela’s power is unlike anything else in the Nine Realms. Armed with the ability to unleash unlimited weapons in astounding and deadly ways, Hela is now back to seek vengeance on those who cast her out. With a mysterious and savage army at her side, Hela intends to usher in a new era of cold brutality for Asgard and the universe at large.”
Cate Blanchett on Hela, “I’ve had incredible fun playing with Hela because I think her capabilities are so surprising and so unusual. She’s not simply sinister. She also sometimes doesn’t want to kill people. There’s a bit of mischief in there and playfulness. I hope audiences are in for a roller coaster ride with Hela.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are of course joined by Cate Blanchett, also Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Check out this video of Cate Blanchett as Hela:
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