BREAKING: Cate Blanchett In Talks to Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By December 10, 2015

Apparently everyone wants to work with Marvel after all.

Cate Blanchett is one of the best, and most reliable, actresses working in Hollywood right now, and possibly of all time. The two-time Oscar winner has made a name for herself as a kind of awards darling, and its hard to not look at a Cate Blanchett film without instantly associating it with some kind of Oscar gold. However, the actress has steered clear of a majority of big-budget, blockbuster films up until this point apart from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, where she played Galadriel.

It looks like the actress may be preparing to sign onto one of the biggest film franchises of all time though, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ll be honest too, I’m just as shocked as you.

Variety is currently reporting that actress Cate Blanchett is currently in talks to join 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. The film – which is set to be directed by Taika Waiti – will be third installment in the Thor franchise, and while no official details regarding her character have been revealed, she will be joining on as one of the film’s new female leads. The film will also feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the title character, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk.

Coming just off of her SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in Carol too, this is certainly an interesting direction for Blanchett to take moving forward. Considering that Al Pacino has even voiced his desire to join the MCU previously though, I guess anything is possible nowadays when it comes to superhero movies.

While hardly any plot details from the film are known at this time, it is said to be dealing with the Norse version of the Apocalypse, as Marvel’s God of Thunder is forced to try and stop the end of the world as he knows it (literally). There’s a number of roles that Blanchett could be playing in the film though, and we’re looking forward to hearing some of your theories in the comments down below. Sound off!

Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theatres on November 3rd, 2017.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Jon S Colesanti

    Hela or Enchantress

  • Harry McNicholas

    Unfortunately for Thor and Loki, in the actual story of Ragnarok, both of them die. The same with Odin. It will be interesting how Marvel handles this.