Cate Blanchet has been accidentally outed as the bad buy in the upcoming third installment of the Thor franchise, Thor: Ragnarok. Blanchett had long been rumored to be attached to the film, but no details had emerged as to what part she might play. Entertainment Tonight caught up with her costar Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk, in the film at the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party on Saturday with the news that she may be close to signing on to the film.
“I’m so thrilled. I saw her at the Governors’ banquet here and heard that maybe she was circling, they were talking to her about the part, so I ran up to her and I was like, ‘Please, please, please make this work!'” he revealed.
“She’s just one of the best, and to have her play a baddie is going to be really exciting,” Ruffalo added.
So, thanks to Ruffalo, we now know that Blanchett is going to play a “baddie.” Two characters from the Thor comics come immediately to mind that Blanchett would be great for. The first is the less likely, Amora, otherwise known as “The Enchantress” an Asgardian sorceress and seductress who is one of Thor’s oldest and greatest enemies.
The second and more likely villain Blanchett might play is Hela, daughter of Loki, goddess of death and the underworld in Norse mythology and another of Thor’s greatest antagonists. Since the title of the movie is “Ragnarok,” the battle that ends the world in Norse mythology, its a pretty good bet that death will be involved.
Of course, we have our own favored character that we hope Blanchett is playing — but it’s a pretty big longshot. Still, we are allowed to dream, right?
From a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
“I heard you were going to be in the new Thor movie,” Kimmel said. “Is that true?”
“Yes, Chris Hemsworth is busy, so I’ve been working out,” she joked.
“Is that confirmation, or are you dodging the question?” Kimmel continued.
“No, I’m not dodging the question!” she claimed. “They’re just substituting one Australian for another. Gender equality! Why can’t you have a female Thor?”