Mark Ruffalo Details Thor: Ragnarok’s Hela And Valkyrie

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Thor: Ragnarok has some pretty strong female characters and it seems like the Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) has a lot of praise for his female co-stars in Taika Waititi's upcoming superhero space buddy.

Cate Blanchett (Hela) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) might be new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however the actresses performance seems to resonate, not only with fans but with their co-stars as well.


Speaking with The Indian Express, Ruffalo admitted that he was pretty stoked to have strong female co-actors in Thor: Ragnarok, praising Thompson and Blanchett for their work on the MCU installment.

"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."

The Marvel star also went on to elaborate the characters Thompson and Blanchett play in the film, describing Hela and Valkyrie in detail.

"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. Except that she's been pushed so far into the darkness that she's become dark. She's now the manifestation of death."


"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. 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."

The characterization of both Valkryie and Hela sound complex – a good sign that fans will finally get a layered and formidable villain to fight against their favorite superheroes. The MCU might be enjoy a lot of success, however one of the franchise's weakest features is its poorly written villains. We can't wait to see Hela and what she's capable of in Thor: Ragnarok.

Thor: Ragnarok premieres November 3, 2017.

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