Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett joins Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.
Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo, reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“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,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “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.”
“Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.
“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi. The film hits theatres November 3, 2017. (Source)
Following reports that Natalie Portman won’t appear in Thor: Ragnarok -— with Tessa Thompson starring as the film’s female lead — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has come forward to confirm the actress is sitting this one out and shed some light as to why.
When asked by The Empire Film Podcast (via Heroic Hollywood) why Portman isn’t involved in Ragnarok, Feige said there are “many reasons,” including several that are made evident when watching the film. “There are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie,” he added, noting “80 to 90 percent takes place in the cosmos.”
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Watiti and opens in theaters on November 3, 2017. While Marvel has yet to officially detail Thompson’s role, rumor has it the Creed star will play Valkyrie. (Source)
Back in December it was reported that Cate Blanchett was wanted for a role in the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Ragnarok, with Mark Ruffalo subsequently supporting the rumour. And now director Taika Waititi has confirmed that the two-time Oscar winner is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Yes,” Waititi tells Wired when asked if the actress is set to appear in the film. “Look, it’s so early I’m not sure exactly what the extent of it is, but it’s looking good, which would make me very happy.”
Asked about the rumour that Blanchett will play Hela, Waititi responded that: “Yeah, the rumor … Here’s the thing. I can’t say anything. I’ve probably said way too much.”
Thor: Ragnarok is set for release on November 3rd 2017 and features a cast that so far includes Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander, along with Cate Blanchett. (Source)
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Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett may soon be joining the Marvel universe.
Sources tell Variety, Blanchett is in talks to play one of the new female leads in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel had no comment.
Blanchett’s character in the superhero sequel isn’t known. Ragnarok, produced by Kevin Feige, will also feature Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and the villainous Tom Hiddleston who plays Loki.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on Nov. 3, 2017. (Source)
Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, the third instalment of the Marvel Studios’ franchise starring Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding comic book Super Hero, has today been confirmed to start pre-production in Queensland, Australia in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk met with Marvel executives in June in Los Angeles and, through Screen Queensland, worked tirelessly to ensure Queensland was the production destination of choice. Here’s what Annastacia Palaszczuk had to say in a statement about Thor: Ragnarok filming in Australia.
“This is a huge win for Queensland and I am thrilled that Thor will be filming exclusively in our state. As our economy diversifies, Queensland is demonstrating its strength as a lead destination for filmmakers both internationally and locally, and my government is doing what it can to ensure that Queensland remains a global hub for the screen sector. The production will spend more than $100 million AUD in Queensland and will employ over 750 Queensland crew.”
The studio will film at many locations throughout Queensland including scenes at Village Roadshow Studios at the Gold Coast. (Source)
Taiki Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) is in negotiations to direct Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in the Marvel superhero series. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander are set to return as the Norse god in the movie, which is scheduled for release on July 28, 2017. (Source)
Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif has played an important supporting role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in 2011’s Thor, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it appears that her character may have an even bigger role in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Alexander stated, “Marvel, I think on purpose, they don’t tell me certain things. Because they know I’ll be like, ‘So here’s what’s gonna happen.’ But I do know I will be in Thor 3 and that Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie. I just can’t tell you what because I’ll get shot.”
She went on to say that easters eggs for certain elements of Thor: Ragnarok will be put in Captain America: Civil War.
The film is still looking for a director.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released on October 27, 2017 in the UK and November 3, 2017 in the States. Both Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are set to reprise their roles as Thor and Loki in the film. (Source)
Marvel Studios held a major event in Los Angeles today, announcing titles, release dates, and initial details for the Marvel movies coming out between now and 2020. Thor 3 is now officially known as Thor: Ragnarok, and is confirmed to hit theaters on July 28, 2017. Take a look at the official logo unveiled by Marvel:
“This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and impacts everything that comes after.”
On stage at Marvel’s event, Feige confirmed that in this context Ragnarok means “The end of all things.” The movie was also called out as the “key film” of Phase Three, and that it starts right after Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Chris Hemsworth is confirmed to return as the Mightiest Avenger – for now no other cast details have been confirmed. (Souce)
In the recent San Diego Comic-Con last month, Marvel Studios revealed its Phase Two plans of their superhero cinematic universe and even gave a sneak peak preview of the upcoming film The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth also took time to answer a couple of questions about the sequel for his Asgardian character “Thor,” We Got This Covered reported.
When asked when he would be back on the big screen as the Norse god, he said, “Yeah I got a lot of time. I don’t think it’s just yet, Thor 3. I think it’s a ways away.”
Although no script has been leaked or announced yet, Marvel Studios has already hired writers Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost to pen the script, according to a report by Variety. (Source)