Marvel Cinematic Universe First Female Villain is Hela in Thor: Ragnarok


Thor: Ragnarok welcomes Marvel’s first female villain to the Cinematic Universe. Hela isn’t the villain fans wanted, but she’s the one we need.

When Marvel cast Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, she became one the first actors to be attached toThor: Ragnarok. Many fans wondered what role she would play. Since Thor had just lost his mother, Frigga, in Thor: The Dark World most assumed it would be another goddess. Oh, she’s a goddess all right. It’s the Goddess of Death, Hela and she’s pissed off.

For those of you unfamiliar with Hela’s storyline in Thor, she’s been locked up for a very long time. Most likely through the incompetence to Loki, she is somehow released from prison that’s held her for a thousand years. To say the least, she isn’t keen on going back. You can’t blame her — the library needs updating, and glass prison cells give you zero privacy.

Recently, Cate Blanchett gave an exclusive interview to Entertainment Weekly and had some thoughts on being Marvel’s first female villain and working on an action movie.

"Can you believe it? Can you believe we’re having this conversation and it’s 2017 and we’re talking about the first female villain? It’s ridiculous. There’s so much untapped potential villainy in women. It’s really exciting. I think finally it’s beginning to be acknowledged that women and men want to see a diverse array of characters, and that’s race, gender across the sexual spectrum."

It’s amazing that in this day and age Hollywood still has a hard time presenting women as a villain. Unfortunately, Hollywood seems to be almost terrified of casting a woman in roles not considered feminine. It’s time that Hollywood woke up and understood that women are not here for their gender stereotypes and can do it all. I have a feeling Blanchett’s role in Thor: Ragnarok can help.

If you haven’t seen the promotional pictures of Thor: Ragnarok click on the link above.

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Of course, you can see dark and evil Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok when it manifests in theaters Nov. 3, 2017.