Cate Blanchett Says She Liked Captain Marvel More Than Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Love and Thunder

After the lukewarm responses received by the first two Thor movies, 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok marked a refreshing change of pace for the God of Thunder’s solo series, while providing the MCU with one of its more memorable villains. But while Taika Waititi’s cosmic adventure would sit pretty high in the Marvel Studios rankings for many a moviegoer – including, apparently, Quentin Tarantino – Hela herself, Cate Blanchett, would still single out Captain Marvel as her personal favorite.

The Oscar-winner was recently in conversation with ET to promote the new Richard Linklater film Where’d You Go, Bernadette. When asked her thoughts on the recent news that Natalie Portman would be stepping up as the next Thor, Blanchett showed her support for the idea, before arguing that the MCU has already got off to a strong start when it comes to female-led solo flicks.

“I’m so, so excited. I’m so looking forward to seeing it, because I absolutely loved seeing them all with my kids. But I really, really loved Captain Marvel. No offense, Taika, but it was probably my favorite.”

Obviously, this is all a matter of personal taste, but there’s no denying that Carol Danvers’ solo debut made quite an impact when it arrived in cinemas earlier this year. As well as coming out to favorable reviews, Captain Marvel earned a whopping $1.128 billion at the box office, making it one of the highest grossing Marvel movies to date.

Needless to say, a sequel is on the way, though seeing how Captain Marvel 2 wasn’t announced as part of Marvel’s Phase 4 slate, we can assume that Carol’s second solo outing won’t be coming out until 2022 at the earliest. In the meantime, we’ll find out how Natalie Portman fares filling Chris Hemsworth’s shoes when Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on November 5th, 2021.