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'Thor: Ragnarok' delights fans for featuring the first female lead villain in a Marvel film

Marvel makes history by introducing the first ever lead female villain, Hela (Cate Blanchett), in "Thor: Ragnarok."

By Bryan Ke, EnStars on Apr 13, 2017 03:39 AM EDT
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Marvel makes history with the first ever lead female villain, Hela (Cate Blanchett), in "Thor: Ragnarok" (Photo : Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Women In Film)

Marvel is making history in its cinematic universe with the upcoming "Thor: Ragnarok" movie.

The third film installment will introduce the first ever lead female villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) known as Hela (Cate Blanchett).

The lead villain could be the strongest God in Asgard in "Thor: Ragnarok." She has the capability to annihilate all life in the dimension and also the power to easily destroy Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) hammer, Mjolnir, Time reported.

The latter was briefly teased in the first teaser trailer for "Thor: Ragnarok" that Marvel released recently. It happened during a confrontation between Thor and Hela - right before he was transferred to a different planet called Sakaar where he met the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and his co-Avenger Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

As for how Hela got involved in Asgard's affairs, Blanchett, while speaking with Entertainment Weekly in March, revealed she got out by mistake. "She's been locked away for millennia, getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she get unleashed and she ain't getting back in that box," the actress said.

Hela was once appointed by Asgardian King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) to rule over Hel, the Norse version of the underworld hell, and Nifleheim, an icy purgatory dimension. Thor stopped her ambition to extend her territory to Asgard where the noble souls reside, which resulted to her imprisonment.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was the one who accidentally released Hela from her imprisonment. Thor also found out that his adopted brother has been impersonating their missing father ever since the final event of "Thor: The Dark World."

There are also other female villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe aside from Hela - but these ones are not exactly the lead antagonist unlike Blanchett's character. Nebula (Karen Gillan) from "Guardians of the Galaxy" is one of the female antagonists in the MCU as well as Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) before she had the change of heart to join as an Avenger in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

"Thor: Ragnarok" is scheduled to hit cinemas on Nov. 3, 2017.

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