Will Cate Blanchett will return to the MCU as Hela or not after Thor: Ragnarok? The actor herself has now addressed those rumours, and the answer is, maybe…
There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding Cate Blanchett’s Hela. She’ll be the villain in Thor: Ragnarok and judging by the trailer alone, she’s going to be one of the toughest Thor has faced yet. Not only does she looks bloody terrifying and kickass, she also destroys Thor’s most prized possession – his hammer, Mjölnir. Separating him from what is his symbol of strength and power was something that both Chris Hemsworth and director Taika Waititi were very keen on doing. It would give them the change to explore the hero behind the hammer, beneath all the muscles and long hair.
Thor is literally more stripped back than ever in Ragnarok, and this is mostly down to Cate Blanchett’s Hela who will be wreaking havoc in Asgard and wants to start Ragnarok, the end of all Asgardian civilisation. But the question remains, will Blanchett’s Hela be in another Marvel movie after this one? Could she be the villain to break Marvel’s bad villain curse (most villains in Marvel movies have turned out to be rather lacklustre – apart from Loki)? Blanchett has been discussing that very topic.
I’ve had an absolute ball but it doesn’t mean my work is any good. Having fun doesn’t necessarily mean quality…
During an interview with Collider, Blanchett was asked whether Hela would be returning to the MCU after Thor: Ragnarok. “I don’t know. I suppose it depends what they end up with,” she said. “You never know. I’ve had an absolute ball but it doesn’t mean my work is any good. Having fun doesn’t necessarily mean quality…”
“I don’t know how to answer that question… That’s up to the big bosses.” She also started comparing her villain to that of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. “I have a vagina. And I don’t think he has a vagina,” she joked. “Although [to be fair], I don’t know if Hela has a vagina either.”
“No… but, you know, the original sketches that I got – Tom [Hiddleston] and I talked about how Loki and Hela looked very similar. And I said, ‘OK, well how can we either make that a virtue or be a little bit more creative?’”
I for one hope that we do get to see Cate Blanchett’s Hela after Thor: Ragnarok. She’s a tremendous actor and Marvel is lucky to have her onboard. They shouldn’t waste her.
Thor: Ragnarok comes out in UK cinemas on October 27th. Are you ready for Ragnarok?