Thor Ragnarok is one of the most anticipating Marvel movies and its marketing campaign is really generating a lot of buzz in the superhero market. The main cast includes Chris Hemsworth (Thor, God of Thunder), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and Idris Elba (Heimdall) who are set to reprise their roles.
Recently, the studio announced the ensemble cast for movie – it includes big names such as two-time Oscar award winner Cate Blanchett (Queen Elizabeth, Blue Jasmine, Carol etc) as the powerful new villain Hela (leader of Doomeo i.e Asgardian Hell); Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, Jurassic Park) as the eccentric grandmaster who is an elder of the universe, he possessed the mind-gem until Thanos took it away from him; Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Star Trek trilogy) as Skurge who is a powerful warrior, Mark Ruffalo (Avengers, Foxcatcher, Spotlight) as Bruce Banner/ Hulk and Tessa Thomson (Creed, Selma) as the classic hero Valkyrie.
A new concept art had been released by Marvel where Hela is standing amongst legions of dead Asgardians bowing before her. Loki is now ruling Asgard under the mask of Odin (who is probably dead, so is likely to be in Doomeo). It is ironical as Hela was banished by Odin as she was too powerful in the whole realm. The movie is inspired by Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. One fan aptly described the movie as “The way Winter Soldier was for Captain America, Ragnarok is for Thor.” A new behind-the-scenes footage is out which sheds light on the character of Hela. Mark Ruffalo said in an audio “Cate Blanchett’s character is the worst of the worst, totally evil.”
Thor Ragnarok is expected to hit the theatres on November 3, 2017.