The first reactions to Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, was out on Sunday when the social embargo was lifted, and the response is overwhelming. The film is being lauded for its special effects, story, humor, action, and mind-blowing performances. However, it is Cate Blanchett who essays the role of Hela, the Goddess of Death who stands out in the footage, making one opine that Hela might have just stolen the limelight!
Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi, is one of the most anticipated films of all time. Hela in the film is highly evil and intriguing at the same time. Hela in Thor: Ragnarok is the antagonist, and this is the first time that a female character takes the center stage as until now, they have always been relegated to playing the supporting role like Brandt in Iron Man 3 or Ayesha in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The best villains, according to Blanchett are those “you love and hate what they do but you sort of understand it. There’s some logic to it.” “Some of the happiest times have been beating people up,” added Blanchett in an all-new behind-the-scenes featurette video for Thor: Ragnarok. “I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s like, ‘I don’t have to speak today, I can just throw axes into someone’s gut. It’s been good,” she further said.
In Marvel Universe, Hela is one of the most feared villains. In one of the earlier TV spots, Thor also states that neither he or Loki is strong enough to take on the Goddess of Death. Going by all the trailers and promos, its evident that the God of Thunder has a hard time going toe-to-toe against the villain. It explains why the character could go on to receive more appreciation and limelight after the film’s worldwide release.
Tweets from fans also suggest that many are quite excited to see Blanchett’s portrayal of the character. One user who seems to have been part of the early screenings also states that Hela is her “new favorite Marvel villain.” It won’t be surprising to hear other fans having a similar opinion as well.
The new video of Thor: Ragnarok released over the weekend shows Hela destroying Mjolnir, Thor’s weapon, and hurling him off to another planet Sakaar to fight in a gladiatorial arena, where he’s pitted against his former ally Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Thor is then forced to form his own team that also includes Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, to claim back his home.
Thor: Ragnarok will release on November 3, 2017. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Karl Urban as Skurge, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
Check out the reactions and opinions of critics and fans on the Marvel’s female villain, Hela…
easily my new favorite Marvel villain. Cate Blanchett is such a badass as Hela!! You love her, but you’re also intimidated by her.
— Brandon #1 Tarontula (@thekingsmans) October 9, 2017
Cate Blanchett is HELA fine yall! Cant wait for her appearance in Thor Ragnarok as she will be the first FEMALE villain in MCU. pic.twitter.com/Uwb1S3simU
— gehack (@MuhdAkmalx) October 8, 2017
Look those freaking moves!
Oh dear I'm falling for Hela.
Cate Blanchett es maravillosa.
—Thor: Ragnarok. pic.twitter.com/3gq0GnuAiz
— (@JHerondaleW) October 7, 2017
CATE BLANCHETT AS HELA IN THOR RAGNAROK IS GOING TO BE THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO THE MCU (other than the winter soldier obvs) I CAN'T WAIT
— hailz (@HailzSeymour) October 10, 2017
— GeekyKel (@comicbookgal) September 30, 2017
I have never been as excited for a superhero movie as I am for #ThorRagnarok. Cate Blanchett as Hela is going to be AH-MAZING.
— Cain Turner (@CainTurnerVA) September 30, 2017
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