Already, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be the best film of that standalone franchise, with the inspired choice of Taika Waititi at the helm (What We Do in the Shadows) and the inclusion of new cast members like Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, and even Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/The Hulk, who had previously been confirmed for the project months ago.
In addition to the studio’s official casting confirmation last week as well, Marvel also unveiled the very first concept art from Ragnarok, which seemed to put Blanchett’s villainous Hela front and center. Thanks to some new comments from Mark Ruffalo about the film also, it seems like the role is going to be worthy of Blanchett’s talents after all as well.
While recently speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Ruffalo first teased his role in the film, saying there’s going to be a lot more of The Hulk included than fans have seen onscreen before:
“I think it’ll be smashing. You’ll see a lot more Hulk in this one. The Hulk gets Hulk-ier. The Hulk Hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger.”
Then, when asked about Blanchett’s villain, Ruffalo replied with the following:
“She plays the worst of the worst. So evil. She is going to kill us. It’s such a great part she gets to play.”
He went on to finish the interview as well, once again reiterating his previous comments that the movie will be an “intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor,” which sounds like not only a unique way to conclude the Thor trilogy, but also something that Taika Waitit could bring something impressive too tonally and visually as well, coming off of his mostly comedic work previously.
We’ve seen Blanchett play villains before onscreen, and we’ve even got to see her play around in the fantasy genre as well with Lord of the Rings, and maybe more than any other casting announcement in any of the other Marvel movies right now, she’s the one I can’t quite wrap my head around still. But it sounds like she’s going to get to play the kind of powerful female villain that sounds right up her alley as well, which should help to make Ragnarok not only stand out from the previous two Thor films, but all of the other MCU films combined as well.
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theatres on November 3rd, 2017.
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