Mark Ruffalo: Cate Blanchett Plays ‘The Worst Of The Worst’ Role While Hulk Gets Hulkier In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Mark Ruffalo spoke in a recent interview about his own and Cate Blanchett’s roles in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Thor: Ragnarok.

It sounded like Ruffalo was really excited about the film when he and Woody Harrelson were interviewed about their joint project, Now You See Me 2, by ET’s Lauren Zima recently. Zima couldn’t resist asking Ruffalo about his new upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok.

Ruffalo spoke about Blanchett’s role as Hela, a “mysterious and powerful new villain,” whom comic books fans will already know all about as The Death Queen. Ruffalo said Blanchett has a really great role, saying, “She plays the worst of the worst. So evil.”

“She is going to kill us. It’s such a great part she gets to play.”

According to ET Online, the upcoming Thor 3 will be an “action-comedy about the god of thunder and a scientist you wouldn’t like when he’s angry traveling across space, fighting evil forces.”

Ruffalo described it as “an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor,” and it sounds like there’s plenty of both Banner and that great big green character in the movie too.

“I think it will be smashing. You’ll see a lot more Hulk and I think it’ll…” he started to say when interrupted by Harrelson, who asked if the Hulk will be even “Hulkier” this time around.

Ruffalo came back smartly to say, “The Hulk gets Hulk-ier. The Hulk Hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger.”

As for the rest of the cast, as reported by Flickering Myth, Jeff Goldblum is definitely joining the cast (Resurgence, Independence Day), along with Tessa Thompson (Creed) and Karl Urban (Star Trek Beyond).

While Blanchett is playing the role of Hela, Goldblum is set to play The Grandmaster, one of the Elders of the Universe in the comic books, Thompson will star as the superhero Valkyrie and Urban will be in the role of Skurge, a.k.a. The Executioner, in the upcoming Thor 3 movie.

Naturally Chris Hemsworth is in the lead role as Thor, with Tom Hiddleston playing Loki, Idris Elba will be Heimdall, and Anthony Hopkins will play Odin.

Reportedly Kevin Feige had previously revealed that Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster, will not be returning.

Feige said, “The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet.”

“The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

The third Thor movie in the series will be directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and is set for release on November 3, 2017.


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In other news relating to the Cate Blanchett, while she will be playing the most evil villain Hela in Thor 3, she is also showing her good side, as she has recently been named a goodwill ambassador for UN refugees.

According to the Hurriyet Daily News, the two-time Oscar Winner is proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency.

Blanchett said in a statement, “I am deeply proud to take on this role.”

“There has never been a more crucial time to stand with refugees and show solidarity. We are living through an unprecedented crisis, and there must be shared responsibility worldwide.”

With 60 million refugees, along with people who are displaced within their own countries, this is the largest number since World War II.

“It feels like we’re at a fork in the road,” Blanchett said. “Do we go down the compassionate path or do we go down the path of intolerance?”

Blanchett said that as a mother, she wants her children to go down the compassionate path, saying there is more opportunity and more optimism as well as a solution down that path.

Blanchett is following in the footsteps of another Oscar-winning actress, Angelina Jolie Pitt. As reported by The Inquisitr, Jolie Pitt was also a UNHCR goodwill ambassador for years before rising to the task of a special envoy for the refugee agency in 2012.

[Photo Mark Ruffalo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP – Cate Blanchett by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP]