The Scene That Made Cate Blanchett Sign Onto ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

We live in a world where huge name actors are lining up to be in movies about costumed weirdos chasing magic rocks. It’s kind of awesome and it means we get people like the legendary Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Blanchett already has high fantasy experience so it makes sense that the Thor series would be the one she’d join but there was one particular scene that made her sign the papers even faster. In an interview with E! Online Blanchett revealed what was the thing that made her want to be in this movie.

That had me at ‘hello,’ actually. I thought that was really exciting that they were prepared to destroy Thor’s power in the first few minutes. So, yeah, it’s a nice entrance.

It’s a hell of an entrance. Out of all the Marvel characters Thor is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and his hammer is something we’ve seen deliver quite a punch. We know the Hulk can’t lift it and being able to lift it made Vision a character we knew we could trust in an instant. It’s an iconic part of his character and this movie was willing to blow the thing up almost immediately. Blanchett reveals that the scene with Hela and Thor fighting that we see in the trailer takes place early on which means Thor is going to be without his hammer for almost this entire movie. That is an interesting indeed and if that was the thing that got Blanchett to sign the contract then bring it on.

Summary: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Thor: Ragnarok, directed Taika Waititi, stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, and Mark Ruffalo. It will be released on November 3rd.

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Kaitlyn is the Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. She loves movies, television, comics, and political satire. She's a member of the UFCA and the GALECA. Feminist. Writer. Nerd. Follow her on twitter @katiesmovies and @safaiagem on instagram. She's also a co-host at The Nerd Dome Podcast. Listen to it at http://www.nerddomepodcast.com

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