Marvel Studios unveiled the first concept art & new cast for their American superhero film, Thor: Ragnarok.
The new cast features Cate Blanchett as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as classic hero Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge and Mark Ruffalo reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk.
The concept art above gives us first look at The Asgardian goddess of death, Hela.
In Marvel Comics, Hela was born in Jotunheim, the land of the giants. She is the child of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. When she came of age, Odin appointed her as the Goddess of Death, giving her rulership over the dead in the realms of Hel and Niffleheim.
“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige.
“The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”
Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.
The film is the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.
Thor: Ragnarok’s filming is expected to begin in June 2016 for a November 3, 2017 release.
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