Thor has to deal with perhaps his most powerful enemy yet in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”, in the form of none other than Hela, the first female villain in a Marvel film.
The pivotal role is played by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett (Cinderella, Blue Jasmine). “Thor: Ragnarok” opens in Philippine cinemas on October 25.
Check out a new behind-the-scenes featurette focused on the powerful villain at http://youtu.be/JAH5kFterr8 and learn why she’s such a threat to the God of Thunder.
“We’ve brought in Hela,” says director Taika Waititi, “who is the first female villain that we’ve had in a Marvel film. She’s destroyed the idea of your typical villain. She’s not only strong and all of that and beautiful but she’s also funny. And she’s also flawed. She has layers; she’s tormented.”
Waititi adds, “She’s got a lot more going on than some of the more typical villains that you see in these kinds of films. She’s not just about taking over the world or owning the universe; she wants something that I think a lot of people can relate to recognition.”
“Thor: Ragnarok” picks up after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In the film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
“Thor: Ragnarok” is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).