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Mark Ruffalo confirms Cate Blanchett IS likely to be the big bad in Thor: Ragnarok

January 11th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Remember a couple of weeks back we reported that Cate Blanchett could be up for a role in Thor: Ragnarok? 

Well, ET and  Mark Ruffalo may have just confirmed that she is indeed set to be in it and she’ll be a villain in the proceedings.

Chatting to Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, about the upcoming movie, they led him into chatting about Blanchett (still ‘in talks’ as far as we know) and the actor spilled the beans. Everywhere, in fact: “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 gushed.

“She’s just one of the best, and to have her play a baddie is going to be really exciting!” he added, affirming that the actress is indeed looking like she’ll be causing all sorts of trouble for Hulk and Thor in the movie.

Oddly, the actress was on the Jimm Kimmel show as teased that she was actually up for a much more interesting role in the movie. We assume she’s kidding: Chris Hemsworth is busy, so I’ve been working out,” she joked, They’re just substituting one Australian for another. Gender equality! Why can’t you have a female Thor?”

All kidding aside, we’re confident she’ll be the new big bad in the movie and we’re excited to see her in such a role… anyone care to take an educated guess at who she’ll be? We want to hear it below…

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….