Cate Blanchett In Talks for Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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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, having just received SAG and Golden Globe nominations for “Carol,” would be making her first major comic book role in “Ragnarok.”

Taika Waiti in on board to direct the third “Thor” film with Chris Hemsworth returning to play the Norse God. Stephany Folsom recently polished the script.

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 in “The Avengers” universe.

“Thor: Ragnarok” hits theaters on Nov. 3, 2017.

Blanchett is no stranger to the fanboy universe, having appeared in multiple “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films for Peter Jackson.

She recently starred in 1950s lesbian drama “Carol,” which led all Golden Globe nominees on Thursday, scoring five nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Blanchett.

In addition to “Carol,” the Australian star also appeared in “Truth” and Disney’s “Cinderella” remake earlier this year.

She is repped by CAA.

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  1. Swaraj Kumar says:

    Movie Villein ,Loki, Surter, Beta Ray Bill, Hela, harqulis, and other Beta Ray Bill Who’s also lifted Thor’s Hammer! yes this is ?Bad News For Thor Fan

  2. What the Hell is the “fanboy universe” and why does it have to carry a negative connotation? Do you mean “the group that buys the most stuff and turns comic book and fantasy fare into industry juggernauts?” Except for when you don’t listen to us (F4)

    • Richard Gozinya says:

      “no stranger to the fanboy universe” ?? How is that a negative connotation?? Perhaps a wee bit defensive. Now go back to your Play Station in your mommies basement, have her make you some meatloaf and cocoa :)

  3. Rowan says:

    Proof reading before publishing would be good, but at the very least get the director’s name right

  4. KB says:

    I absolutely love Care Blanchett ! I can’t wait to see who she’ll be playing.

  5. Charlotte says:

    I would like to see her work with martin scorcese again non of these cameo appearances in teen movies that will do nothing for her career thanks. Something like benjamin button perhaps.

  6. SPIKE says:

    a sad state of affairs. this tells me there aren’t enough prestige indie movies, funded, to support talents of her magnitude that she and other greats have to stoop to comic book drivel

    • Dude, her imdb has her in at least 3 films a year for five years running – 4 in 2013. She gets very steady work, and she clearly doesn’t need to stoop – and she isn’t. You’re just bitter and seem to have made up your mind. The comic book films are drowned in a sea of period pictures and what I would call prestige drivel. If one makes a studio hundreds of millions, another makes a couple, where do you think they’ll allot that talent? The big money makers DO have the top talent attached, so your argument makes no sense.

    • Seo says:

      …which tells me that you haven’t seen enough indies. There are way more indie movies than comic book movies.

    • PG says:

      The Thor films are good films. Well scripted, well acted, well directed, well supported.

      Those are attractive factors to actors: talent, structure and fans.

      “Indie” films aren’t automatically better, preferable or more desirable – and even to the people who think that way, it’s rarely exclusive. Actors like variety.

    • Mackie Messer says:

      Oh, shut up, SPIKE. Is a hammer-wielding God of Thunder any more absurd than a Hobbit or an Orc?

  7. Dave says:

    What happened to Wonder Woman?

    • Neodymium says:

      Wonder Woman isn’t filming in Australia, but in Europe. Blanchett talked about staying home with her new child after doing a yr of theater in Europe or something like that. WW is filming in Europe. I’m assuming Disney offered her a better package, filming in Australia she’d be close to set and to her family, and she’s done work for them. Emote and has been paid quite handsomely for it.

      If only WW was filming in Australia too!

      Nicole Kidman could’ve taken her place but she’s producing/acting in a TV show right now for HBO. It’s jus an unfortunate time. Hopefully the film can still get enough star power

    • maribel says:

      She passed,

    • Shogun Skot says:

      I was thinking the same exact thing. She is PERFECT for the role. I just look back at the list of names that have become part of the MCU and think who could have ever dreamed that we would have comic book movies with actors on the level of Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett and Michael Douglas? It’s nice to see Hollywood realize that there are hundreds of great stories in comic books. Since all they want to put out these days is Rebooted Sequel Part 2 it seems that comics’ plethora of stories using the same characters is perfect for those lazy Hollywood big wigs.

    • Mark Allan says:

      You do know the movie isn’t set on Asgard?

    • Funkmasterrex says:

      I was thinking Valkyrie and was bummed out… but I forgot about Hela, god yes please be Hela.

    • Mackie Messer says:

      Jeff, it would be great if it was Hela.

  8. Mark Allan says:

    Who gives a crap…

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