We've got Doctor Strange fever right now (especially after that 15-minute preview) but let's not forget the many other Marvel films in the works. Of those, one of the most exciting has to be Thor: Ragnarok, which boasts one of the best casts in Marvel's Phase 3. The movie is loaded with talent like Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum, but with so many people in the movie, not everyone can share the screen at once. Blanchett recently revealed that she doesn't share very many scenes with Mark Ruffalo, who, of course, plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the blockbuster.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly about her many upcoming projects, Cate Blanchett was informed that Mark Ruffalo described her villain Hela as the "worst of the worst."After she replied that he was the "greenest of the green," Blanchett revealed that she didn't get to share too many scenes with Ruffalo in the upcoming film.
I didn't get to work so much with Mark, unfortunately. But I did get to work with Chris [Hemsworth] and talk about delightful! He's just absolutely fabulous. The whole thing was just a riot and fantastic fun.
Learning that Hela won't have much to do with Hulk is kind of a bummer, but at least there's the silver lining in that she does share lots of scenes with Chris Hemsworth's Thor. Cate Blanchett not getting to work with Ruffalo can be interpreted in a few ways. For one thing, she might just mean she doesn't get much face time with Bruce Banner, but the Hulk is still fair game. Her statement definitely doesn't mean that she won't throw down with the rage monster -- assuming that Hela is the type of villain who likes to get her hands dirty.
It's probably better that Hela got more screen time with Thor, seeing as how she's the main villain of HIS movie. She wouldn't get too hung up on a secondary protagonist; in other words, Lex Luthor doesn't devote half his time to taking down Jimmy Olsen. While Hulk is certainly more of a threat than Superman's Pal, Hela is Thor's obstacle to overcome. And we still don't even know a lot about what she'll be doing or why in the film.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and the film has been described as an "intergalactic road movie." When we last saw Thor, he was on his way to investigate the Infinity Stones and the mastermind behind them. Assuming that Thor will continue that search in Ragnarok, we'll also see him run into his fellow Avenger Hulk, who's will be getting his own little Planet Hulk storyline. The movie also stars Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba.
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled for release on November 3, 2017.