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The following story has spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok. We have been ruined. Stop now if you want to save yourself.
Marvel press tours are veritable minefields of uncomfortable questions. The poor stars wade into conversations with eager reporters, bloggers, and various media hosts, unaware of the types of questions that could get asked. And in the case of this Australian TV interview with Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo on behalf of Thor: Ragnarok, a major spoiler from the movie got dropped -- numerous times -- by a seemingly innocent dude asking Hemsworth a basic question. Watch this, and prepare to cringe.
Being interviewed for a TV show called The Project, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo are swimming along, dodging softball questions and in general having a good time with the affable hosts, when all of a sudden, one host starts to ask about Cate Blanchett. Blanchett, as we all know, plays Hela, the Goddess of Death, in Taika Waititi's film. And for real, stop reading now if you somehow made it this far without watching the video or being spoiled by this information. The trick, you see, is that the host keeps referring to Blanchett's character as Thor's sister. And as Hemsworth eventually tells him, that's a no-no, dude.
The comments underneath the video are, as you might imagine, a hot bed of angry folks who haven't yet seen the movie and view this reveal as a pretty major twist. There are some, however, who are attempting to come to this host's aid (somewhat) by stating that if you are familiar with Norse mythology -- or even the Thor comics -- then you would know that Hela has a family connection to Thor Odinson. In the comics, her origin actually has her as the daughter of Loki, though not the version of Loki played by Tom Hiddleston in the MCU. Odin gave Hela power over two key realms, though since Odin is actually Loki in the current MCU -- long story -- changes to Hela's backstory seemed inevitable, and this appears to be one that Marvel Studios has made as we approach Thor: Ragnarok.
Having not seen Thor: Ragnarok yet, I can't confirm for certain that this guy's mistake is accurate, though judging by Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo's reactions, it's clear the TV host is revealing something major. Connecting Hela to Thor makes some sense, though we're going to have to wait until November 3 to see what kind of an impact this has on Asgard's royal family tree, if any. Make sure that you pick up your advance tickets to Thor: Ragnarok. And then bookmark our Upcoming Marvel Movies guide to see which MCU movies will be in theaters next!