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Is this who Cate Blanchett is playing in Thor: Ragnarok?

January 23rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It was only a matter of time before a series of rumours made their way online about Thor: Ragnarok. Only this time, it’s all about Cate Blanchett! (via Squareeyed) have a few ideas about which character she might assume so if you don’t want any spoilers – stop reading now!

After her portrayal of Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, we’d be forgiven for assuming that Blanchett would take up the role of Amora the Enchantress. However, it seems we couldn’t be more wrong. reported that she will instead play Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, a character inspired by Norse myths.

Apparently she’ll link up with Loki although we’re not exactly 100% certain about what their plan will be at this point in time. All we know is that the prospect of Cate Blanchett and Tom Hiddleston in cahoots together sounds awesome!

“In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela and Loki will have set their plan well in motion by the time Thor gets wise to what’s going on. Hela ends up creating the incident to Thor’s journey in the film. According to our sources, when Thor confronts Hela, things do not go well. Not only does she banish Thor from Asgard, but she destroys Mjolnir!”

It’s over a year before the film hits cinemas though so we’re not getting too excited just yet, there’s plenty of time for changes to be made after all.

Thor: Ragnarok will land in UK cinemas 27 October, 2017 ahead of its arrival in the USA on 3 November, 2017.

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….