EW.com just released their exclusive Thor: Ragnarok first look, and it seems our favorite Asgardian's signature blond locks have been lost somewhere in space. But that's not the biggest shocker — no, that would be Cate Blanchett's shocking transformation into Hela, the villainess who'll be looking to rain down ragnarok on Asgard and destroy.
Check out the EW cover below:
Blanchett's Hela could hardly be further removed from her most iconic look in the realm of nerd culture, Lord of the Rings's ethereal Galadriel. Here, she's rocking a wild black mane, some weird eye make-up (because, you know, #Marvel villain), and a skin-tight black and green suit that screams "don't fuck with me, fellas!"
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In contrast, Tessa Thompson's warrior Valkyrie looks ready for business in armored suit which draws attention to her incredible physique, and Thor — well, Thor looks like a fourteen year old boy who just got back from the barber shop. Here's hoping Hulk doesn't laugh too hard when they step inside that gladiator's ring on Sakaar.
Speaking to the magazine, Kevin Feige promises that Ragnarok won't fall prey to "threequel-itis," and it's fair to say that this film looks like a drastic reinvention from the two which preceded it. If they weren't exactly Marvel's best, there's every reason to believe this one could be.
Blanchett, who worked with stuntwoman Zoë Bell (star of Tarantino's horribly underrated Grindhouse) to get in shape, says of Hela:
"She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box."
Chris Hemsworth, meanwhile, describes the planet Sakaar as the place "where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash":
"No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst."
Considering the reason Thor wasn't in Civil War is that there wouldn't have been much of a war had he been fighting, that's refreshing to hear.
Thor: Ragnarok blasts into orbit on November 3, 2017.