Cate Blanchett shares her excitement towards the fourth installment of Marvel’s Thor franchise where we’ll see Natalie Portman as the next to wield Mjolnir.
Blanchett portrayed Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, who is arguably one of the best villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Blanchett’s appearance in the film also marked the MCU’s first female villain. While Portman was present in the first two films of the franchise, she missed out acting alongside Blanchett she refused to star in the Ragnarok after Marvel fired director Patty Jenkins from the project.
But there’s obviously no bad blood between Marvel Studios and Portman. At the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, Ragnarok director Taika Waititi announced that the actress will appear as Mighty Thor, the female successor of Chris Hemsworth’s titular character.
So how is Blanchett receiving the news? Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the actress says she is “so excited” to see Thor: Love and Thunder.
“I’m so looking forward to seeing it because I absolutely loved seeing them all with my kids.” Blanchett also notes that despite starring in Ragnarok, she says she absolutely loved Captain Marvel. “No offense, Taika, but it was probably my favorite.”
Blanchett also sang praises for Marvel Studios exec Victoria Alonso in bringing strong female characters to MCU.”She has been an incredible advocate for feminizing that universe. It’s right and true that those franchises should be actually cutting-edge because that’s traditionally what [comics] have done,” she said. “To know that Natalie is going to have such a pivotal role is really exciting.”
As for whether or not we’ll see Hela once again, Blanchett is definitely up for as she teases, “I’m here…”. Now, who wouldn’t pay to see Blanchett’s Hela and Portman’s Mighty Thor in a super standoff? Two Oscar best actress winners in an action pack fantasy superhero film is definitely worth the money.