'Thor: Ragnarok' spoilers, plot rumors, news: Kevin Feige teases Cate Blanchett's villainous role; Hela bearer of Soul Gem?


Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently shared that he is psyched for the villainous role of Cate Blanchett in the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok” film.

In an interview with Vulture, Feige shared that the Oscar-winning actress’ addition to the cast should be looked forward to by fans. Blanchett will play the role of Hela, also known as the goddess of death.

“Put it this way: Her part is wrapped, and we haven’t done any effects yet. Even without any effects at all I’m talking dots on her costume, and green screen it’s amazing,” he said.

When asked if Hela will be part of team-up movie “Avengers: Infinity War,” as a stand-in for Death, Feige would not confirm. It can be recalled that based on the comics’ canon, Thanos (Josh Brolin) kicks off the search for the Infinity Stones and ultimately the war in an attempt to pursue a female manifestation of Death.

“Anything is possible but knowledge of the comics can be both beneficial to fans anticipating things, and also misleading. So you’ll have to see,” the executive simply hinted.

Meanwhile, rumors have it that the Soul Gem may be revealed in the third installment of the Asgardian’s narrative. Movie Pilot shared a popular fan theory that suggests Hela could be in the possession of the last Infinity Stone. If this comes to fruition, it follows the “T.H.A.N.O.S.” theory with every letter as a clue to the location of the powerful items. Specifically, the Tesseract for Space Gem, Hela for Soul Gem, Aether for Reality Gem, Necklace for the Eye of Agamotto that holds the Time Gem, Orb for Power Gem and Scepter for the Mind Gem.

In the comics, Hela is also described to have the ability to manipulate souls by wagering their release in replacement of another one. The touted antagonist’s power over spirits or souls is deemed to be attributed to the Soul Gem.

On the other hand, others believe that Heimdall (Idris Elba) could be the bearer of the stone. What may have added to the assumption that the guardian of the worlds may have the gem is the color of his eye and the interesting adornment on his armor. However, since there is no official synopsis yet for the movie, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.

“Thor: Ragnarok” is slated to hit the big screen on Nov. 3, 2017, while “Avengers: Infinity War” opens on May 4, 2018.