Ragnarok basically means the end of everything, but Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett have their own interpretations of the ancient Norse term.
Promoting the upcoming Thor film, which is set to take on a very different tone from the previous two movies, the God of Thunder himself, Hemsworth, begins by keeping his definition of Ragnarok very close to its mythological origins. Blanchett, who plays Hela, has a very different take, though.
"Ragnarok is beauty, hope, justice. Ragnarok is redemption, chaos, fire, it's the end of all things, the demise of the Gods, and the ascension of death," Blanchett explains, slowly turning more and more menacing in her description and persona. If the trailers and numerous promos are anything to go by, then she may not be far off: Her character promises to wreak havoc on Asgard and its inhabitants.
Debuting in theaters on Nov. 3, Thor: Ragnarok is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Taika Waititi starring 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/Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.