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Mark Ruffalo Says Powerful Women are ‘Integral’ to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Thor: Ragnarok has excited fans in way the previous two films didn’t. One of the aspects moviegoers have talked about the most is the strong female characters featured in the story.

Cate Blanchett plays the villain Hela and Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie. Two roles viewers can’t wait to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Cate Blanchett’s Hela wants to destroy Asgard in Thor: Ragnarok. Source: Screen Rant

Also excited about their appearance is The Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo. In an interview with The Indian Express, the actor discussed the importance of the characters and the actresses who play them to the movie.

“It is great that we have Blanchett and Thompson, these two amazing, powerful, strong, beautiful, intelligent women, playing these two important, integral characters in this movie,” said Ruffalo.

He explained where Hela stands in the story and what her motivations may be.

“We have Hela, played by Blanchett. She has all the power, all the strength, all the talent of any of the other gods, but with all the rage. She’s angry, and she wants to come back and take what she feels is rightfully hers,” he said. “Except that she’s been pushed so far into the darkness that she’s become dark. She’s now the manifestation of death.”


Mark Ruffalo returns to the MCU as Dr. Bruce Banner/The Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok. Source: Collider

Ruffalo also talked about why a warrior like Valkyrie would leave Asgard.

“Then you have Valkyrie, played by Thompson. She is another female presence who didn’t feel welcome. She’s a powerhouse and a brilliant fighter,” he said. “She’s as equally as powerful as Thor. She’s a warrior. Valkyrie is one of the people who ended up banishing Hela from Asgard. But she’s also lost faith in the patriarchy and the elite power structure.”

Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum and Anthony Hopkins, Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters Nov. 3.

What are you most excited to see in Thor: Ragnarok?

Source: Screen Rant

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