A great news for Marvel Fans! Taika Waititi, the Director for Thor: Ragnaork has finally commented to confirm that Cate Blanchett has finally agreed to play one of the lead female roles in the movie. The actress won an Oscar for her role in the drama ‘Blue Jasmine’ where she played the role of a elite woman who becomes emotionally disturbed after her divorced and comes to stay with her sister.
The actress would be playing the villain Hela in the film but Taika did not provide with any further details on her role. Marvel Studios has been in talks with her to star in the movie since December.
The director confirmed the news in an interview with Wired and said that it was too early to comment on the film but it was shaping up nicely and he is happy. He also assured the fans that whatever be the role that Cate plays in the movie, it would be great.
Mark Ruffalo, who will be playing the Incredible Hulk in the movie, is really excited to have Cate on board. He said that when he heard that Marvel Studios were in talks with her for starring in the movie, he went straight up to her pleaded to make this work anyhow. He knows Cate is a very talented actress and the role of a villain played by her would be memorable.
Thor: Ragnaork has signed up Chris Hemsworth who will be playing the role of Norse God. The actor was also seen in the previous venture ‘Thor’ that came out in 2011 along with Natalie Portman.
Director Taika Waititi is also planning on bringing back Loki, a character played by Tom Hiddleston that has become a special favorite of the fans. The team is still trying to figure what the character of Loki would actually be doing in the movie once he returns.
Jamie Alexander continues to play the role of Lady Sif in the movie. She gave a stellar performance in ‘Thor’ in 2011 and it seems she has a bigger come back in ‘Thor: Ragnaork’.
Fans expect a lot from this upcoming action-fantasy from Marvel and the cast has surely given to reason for them to be more excited. The Hulk, Loki and Thor would be prominent characters in the film and since they are being played by some great actors, we can set the bar high for this one.
The movie is set to be released next year in November.