A new Japanese poster for Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok makes the film’s primary antagonist, Hela, the main attraction.
Played by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, the goddess of death looks every bit the villain in the colorful new poster. While Wai Ching Ho’s Madame Gao menaced Danny Rand on Iron Fist and Sigourney Weaver’s mysterious Alexandra will menace the Netflix heroes on The Defenders, Blanchett’s Hela is the first female primary antagonist on the movie side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I didn’t realize … I was inhabiting the first female Marvel villain onscreen,” Blanchett said last month. “I thought, ‘Surely not … well, no, actually that’s true.’ There’s been many, many, many [female villains] in the comic books, but [Marvel Studios] has been a little tardy in bringing them to the screen, so hopefully there will be a lot more villainesses.”
Opening Nov. 3, director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
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