nerd radio

Get ready for the new daily show

Cate Blanchett lines up Thor: Ragnarok lead role? Plus awesome Thor Vs The Vision deleted scene from Age of Ultron

December 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments


So far there’s not an awful lot to report on this one…

But it seems that FTN favourite Cate Blanchett is in talks with Marvel for a secret lead role in the upcoming MCU Thor: Ragnarok, reports Variety.

It would be the Lord of the Rings’ actress’ first foray into comic book movies and, frankly, it’s been a long time coming.

Taika Waiti will direct the third Thor movie with Chris Hemsworth returning as Thor himself and Stephany Folsom was the latest script writer to work on th movie. We also know that Hulk – Mark Ruffalo – will play a big role in the trilogy closer.

And, speaking of Thor…

Check out this pretty cool fight scene that was cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron between Thor and The Vision – we love it and it’s interesting to see where it would have fitted into the movie. A little note, the SFX are far from finish here.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….