Female superheroes can be just as bad ass as men.Take Wonder Woman for example. But it is not just about the good guys anymore. Oscar-Winner Cate Blanchett is going to be in Thor : Ragnarok as Hela and from the looks of it, she’s definitely going to kick some asses in the movie.
Typically associated with Oscar worthy pictures like Carol, Elizabeth and Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett is also familiar with the big budget blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings series as well as Kingdom of Crystal Skull. But she tackles with her most villainous role till date in Thor : Ragnarok. The goddess of Death, Hela (For Asgardians) was seen destroying Thor’s mighty Mjolnir and laying waste to Asgard in the trailer.
Obviously, with the role of a super villain, and too the goddess of death, you get to destroy anything and everything but that was not the only reason for Cate Blanchett to ask for the role. Blanchett shared her three main reasons for taking the role in an interview with the LA Times:
“A) It was Taika. B) It was the goddess of death. And C) There’s never been a female Marvel villain.”
That Blanchett would name Taiki Waititi at the top of her list of reasons speaks well of the director, who was a relative unknown before nabbing the gig helming the third Thor film. Via Screenrant. But the third one is significant when it comes to the portrayal of female villains on the big screen.
Taken into account the already long list of not so strong super villains in the Marvel universe, expectations are high from Thor : Ragnarok and Cate Blanchett’s Hela. If Blanchett knocks it out of the park as Hela, perhaps future Marvel movies will invest more on villainous female characters.
As for that weird looking headdress, Blanchett reveals in her LA Times interview that it was digitally created and since she didn’t have real horns on while shooting, she was forced to call on her acting training to imagine what it would be like to be a reindeer. I think we all know the reason now why she has seven Oscar nominations to her name.
Thor : Ragnarok releases on November 3rd, 2017