'Thor: Ragnarok' news: fresh details on the Hulk's role teased


As of now, there is still very little information regarding the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” as Marvel is currently focused on “Captain America: Civil War” which is due on May 6 and “Doctor Strange” on Nov.4. Still, fans are religiously looking for clues on what might happen in the God of Thunder’s third stand alone movie.

If Captain America (Chris Evans) took Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) among others, to join him on his solo adventure, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has also tapped a familiar face, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), to help him put everything in order back in his home of Asgard.

Ruffalo was caught a little over a week ago slipping some major details about the movie accidentally revealing that Cate Blanchett will be coming on board the movie. What’s more, the 48-year-old added that the Academy Award winner will be a villain. For quite some time now, rumors of casting a strong female character have been going around coupled with persistent allegations that Blanchett is in talks for an unspecific role for the movie.

In the recent weeks after the leak, Geek.com revealed more details saying that Blanchett is slated to play not just an average enemy but Hela. As the story goes, Hela will be collaborating with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) which will lead to Thor losing the Mjolnir and eventually going on a journey to Ragnarok.

Without his main weapon, Thor is forced to fight in order to survive a gladiatorial planet where he meets and fights with the Hulk. By this time, the latter has not yet reverted back to Bruce Banner, the same reason why he is able to survive outside Earth. Hulk’s encounter with Thor will trigger some memories resulting to the two of them teaming up to stop Hela and Loki.

In a separate interview, now an official one, with Empire Online, the Academy Award nominee said that “Thor: Ragnarok” will be some kind of a road movie, only that it will be set in space, which makes it more interesting. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel, already confirmed that the movie will see little to no Earth.

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