Notes: The following article contains Thor: Ragnarok spoilers, but since it’s been out for two years, why haven’t you seen it?
The two-time Academy Award winner obliterated Asgard as Hela, the goddess of death, in Thor: Ragnarok and nearly brought both the God of Thunder and his brother Loki to their knees, before being taken down by Surtur.
Blanchett has still been following the news about the MCU, and she’s thrilled that fellow Oscar winner Portman will actually take the hammer in Thor: Love and Thunder.
“I’m so, so excited,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m so looking forward to seeing it, because I absolutely loved seeing them all with my kids.
“But I really, really loved Captain Marvel. No offence, [director Taika Waititi], but it was probably my favourite.”
The actress went on: “[Portman] has been an incredible advocate for feminising that universe. It’s right and true that those franchises should be actually cutting-edge, because that’s traditionally what [comics] have done.
“To know that Natalie is going to have such a pivotal role is really exciting.”
As for whether Hela could somehow rise from the ashes for a future showdown with Portman’s female Thor, Blanchett is more than ready for that call from Marvel.
“I’m here,” she teased.
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Aside from Portman’s ascendance in Asgard, Thor: Love and Thunder will also break new ground when Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie becomes the first LGBTQ+ hero in the MCU.
Thor: Love and Thunder is released on November 5, 2021.