'Thor 3: Ragnarok' news: Female villain expected in the sequel

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“Thor 3: Ragnarok” is expecting to set its movie apart as reports indicate that it will go on a different angle.

Reports indicate that the third “Thor” movie will have a female villain. This will be the first time that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will front a female antagonist, as previously, majority of the female characters play supporting roles. Other female antagonists from previous films include Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Karen Gilan’s Nebula from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” However, since Thor, who has the strength and power of a god, will be the main hero of the film, it can be expected that the villain will also be equally powerful and will play a big role.

At the moment, no cast has been identified yet, but the Lainey Gossip blog suggested Cate Blanchett for the role. Other names include Alice Eve, but so far, no confirmed information has been announced regarding this.

It was previously believed that Loki will still play the antagonist in “Thor 3: Ragnarok.” However, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the movie, revealed that Marvel Studios has not called him for two years as reported by K Pop Starz. This further strengthens the possibility that “Thor 3” will indeed shift to a different villain.

Meanwhile, it was announced last month that Valkyrie will be seen in “Thor 3: Ragnarok.” Stan Lee, comic book writer of Marvel, wrote in his “TheRealStanLee” blog that, The Valkyrie has been around since the 70s and is a key character in the “Thor” mythos. The Asgardian was selected by Odin to be the leader of the Valkyrior, a group of warrior goddesses who were originally responsible for delivering dying warriors to Valhalla. In the comic book version, Valkyrie is Thor’s ally, but it is still uncertain at the moment what her role will be on the film.

“Thor 3: Ragnarok” is expected on the big screen on Nov. 3, 2017.