‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is due in 2017 and will reportedly depict what the two Mightiest Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are up to while the rest of their teammates are battling amongst themselves in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ which arrives next year. Considering that ‘Ragnarok’ is still a ways off, there’s not a ton of info available about the film, which will be directed by Taika Waititi who directed the vampire spoof ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ as well as episodes of ‘Flight of the Conchords’. It will likely build off of the nightmarish visions that Thor had in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and will feature something of a super hero roadtrip with Thor and The Hulk.
Sounds testosterone-filled, right? But rumors suggest that there will be a healthy does of femininity to balance that out. We previously reported that Marvel’s Valkyrie and her Valkrior will appear, after being bumped from ‘Thor: The Dark World’. Now it’s being reported that a major female villain will also make her debut.
Considering this is a Thor movie, that automatically leads to two big possibilities: Hela or Amora the Enchantress.
Hela (a comic book-ized take on Hel in actual mythology), is the Queen of the Dead. This could potentially tie her to Valkyrie who, along with her Valkrior, ferry the souls of fallen warriors to the afterlife. She could also potentially connect to larger Marvel villain Thanos, who is obsessed with Death. In addition to Hela, though, in Marvel there is a separate personification of death which looks like a female Grim Reaper and that is the one that is usually depicted alongside Thanos. But for simplicity’s sake, for the cinematic universe, they could streamline these two into one entity. In the comics, Hela is Loki’s daughter, but that may or may not hold true in a movie adaptation.
Amora the Enchantress is a temptress with magical abilities. She is more a schemer who doesn’t get her own hands dirty, akin to Loki. Usually, if she needs heavy lifting, she uses her henchman The Executioner. The Enchantress isn’t just a Thor villain, as she has also teamed with Baron Zemo (the villain in ‘Civil War’ played by Daniel Brühl) as a member of the Masters of Evil, so it wouldn’t be shocking if she goes on to play a role in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. IF she is the villain in question.
Also as she is, look for Marvel to simply refer to her as Amora, to avoid confusion with DC’s character The Enchantress in ‘Suicide Squad’ (Cara Delavigne).
Marvel is reported to be seeking a big name, with Cate Blanchet mentioned by name as an example. No offense to the brilliant Ms. Blanchet, but if so, that may rule out the seductive Amora.
But in a story we reported several months ago, Marvel was quite interested in working with Beyoncé, who was likewise, quite interested in appearing in a super hero movie. Since the MCU’s Asgard is established as being multicultural with a black Heimdall and “Asian” Hogun, it wouldn’t be a big stretch for Beyoncé to step into the role of Amora or even Hela, but the one obstacle might be her availability. Marvel actors uniformly sign on for multipicture deals but Queen Bey moonlights as one of the biggest pop stars in the world, so her availability may be more limited.
Also, keep in mind these are just guesses as to the characters. Marvel has thrown us curveballs in the form of lesser known villains like Christopher Eccleston’s Melekith in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and Guy Pearce’s Aldrich Killian in ‘Iron Man 3’. The new female villain could be one that no one is expecting.
What villain would you like to see join the MCU? Who could possibly be a match for Thor and TheHulk?
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ directed by Taika Waititi with a script by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Jaime Alexander. It is set to ‘rok theaters on November 3, 2017.
Source: Lainey Gossip