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Rumor: Are These Our ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Villains?

Geek is positively killing it this week with their exclusive nuggets o’ super secret Marvel info.  First it was a tidbit concerning Odin’s whereabouts in Thor: Ragnarok.  Then it was the potential appearance of Ego the Living in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  Now?  Well, if they are right on the money again…and all signs currently point to “yes”…they have uncovered the main villains of Thor: Ragnarok.  If you don’t want to be spoiled this far in advance for a film that doesn’t arrive in theaters until November 2017, I suggest you stop reading, because potential plot details are involved.

Per Geek…

Sources have confirmed with Geek.com that the big bad of Thor: Ragnarok will be Hela, the Marvel comic book character who is the ruler of Hel and the realm of Niflheim. Considering Ruffalo let slip that Blanchett will play a baddie, it’s probably safe to assume that she’ll assume the role of Hela. She’ll be her normal comic book self, complete with her cloak and power over the dead souls of the Nine Realms. Hela will make it to Asgard, where she’ll be in cahoots with Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, current motives unknown.

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!

While nothing is 100% certain at this stage, especially since we’re a few months away from shooting and the script could easily be overhauled between now and then, this jibes with what I’ve been hearing.  It also finally gives us a clear picture of exactly what character Cate Blanchett is being sought for: Hela. What better way to send Thor off on an adventure, with Hulk in tow, than to have him forced to look for a way to defeat his enemies without the power of Mjolnir in his hands?  It’s a killer set-up for a cosmic “road movie” and certainly sounds like a great trilogy-capper for Hemsworth, especially when he’s potentially up against a power duo like Blanchett and Hiddleston.

Geek goes on to speculate that the characters of Hela and Death might be combined into one for the films.  I tend to agree.  It’s highly likely that they will be one and the same and that it is Hela that Thanos (Josh Brolin) pines for.  If that does turn out to be the case, I would not only expect the Mad Titan to make an appearance in the film, but for this to be a rather big contract for Blanchett.  Such a move would place her not only in Ragnarok, but Avengers: Infinity War Part I (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War Part II (2019).  That’s one helluva (har har) gig for the actress, who is currently getting a lot of awards attention (and rightly so) for Carol.  Such a deal would surely net her the security to continue chasing smaller and riskier films, something she has a knack for doing.

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