Mark Ruffalo Showers Praise On The Leading Ladies Of Thor: Ragnarok

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Now that Thor: Ragnarok has been named as the most-anticipated release of the fall season – ahead of Justice League, no less – it’s fair to say that excitement for Marvel and Taika Waititi’s galactic epic is beginning to reach a fever-pitch.

There are, of course, a number of factors that have contributed to that pent-up demand. From the fist-pumping music to Waititi’s signature sense of style, it feels as though Ragnarok is destined to become another bona fide hit for Marvel Studios, and Mark Ruffalo believes that the film’s leading ladies – primarily Cate Blanchett (Hela) and Creed breakout Tessa Thompson – will play a big part in that success.

Chatting to The Indian Express (via Screen Rant) about all things Thor: Ragnarok, the Bruce Banner actor was quick to shower praise on the threequel’s female characters, and began by outlining the mercurial Hela, who is essentially the “personification of death.” Yikes!

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.

Valkyrie, on the other hand, is best described as a “powerhouse and a brilliant fighter,” which no doubt explains why she’s held in high regard on the far-flung planet of Sakaar. The trailers for Thor: Ragnarok have since revealed that Hulk and Thompson’s bounty hunter will wind up fighting out of the same corner come November, and we can hardly wait.

Per TIE:

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.

No hammer, no problem? Thor: Ragnarok is pegged to arrive on November 3rd and when it does, it’ll seemingly herald the “fight of the century.”

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