Is Cate Blanchett Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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Is Cate Blanchett Heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

A new report suggests that Cate Blanchett is being sought for a role in Thor: Ragnarok

Is Cate Blanchett joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Variety reports that the two-time Academy Award winner has entered talks to play a mystery character in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. Who might that mystery character be? It’s not hard to imagine Cate Blanchett as Asgard’s own Enchantress or even to picture the Carol star as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Of course, Cate Blanchett successfully pulled off playing Bob Dylan, so the possibilities are pretty much endless.

Thor: Ragnarok, aimed to close out the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Asgardian trilogy, will continue the cliffhanger ending of Thor: The Dark World wherein it was revealed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has secretly taken the Asgardian throne in guise of his adoptive father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). The story will reportedly center on a “distant planet” that is “not Asgard and not Earth.” It’s unclear what this planet might be in the context of the film, although the constant rumors (amid denials) of a Planet Hulk film are likely to feed into fan speculation. It has also been confirmed that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will play a major part in the storyline.

The “Phase Three” entry recently brought aboard 2013 “Black List” screenwriter Stephany Folsom. Previously, Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle have worked on the script. Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows helmer Taika Waititi, meanwhile, is directing Thor: Ragnarok. Look for it to open in theaters on November 3, 2017 in 3D/2D theaters and IMAX.

ComingSoon.net recently sat down with Cate Blanchett to talk about her role in Todd Haynes’ acclaimed Carol. Check out the full interview right here.

Who do you think Cate Blanchett might be playing? Share your speculation in the comments below!

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