Cate Blanchett has spent plenty of time in Middle Earth and now it looks like she’ll heading for Asgard, as Variety reports that she’s in talks to star in Thor: Ragnarok. It’s not known who she’ll be playing, or if it’s the same part of a female villain that Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain were said to be being considered for.
Suggestions for the character Blanchett will take on include Amora the Enchantress, Hela Goddess of Death, Karnila and the Warrior Queen Knorda, with most plumping for the first of those.
There’s been no official word on the plot either, but many believe it will follow the parts of the comic books where Loki uses the mold of Mjolnir to create new weapons, and with Thor’s hammer broken, war breaks out that threaten both Asgard and Earth. We do know however that the movie will include Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk.
Taika Waititi will direct, with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander all known to be returning. It’ll be in cinemas July 2017.