Category: Thor: Ragnarok

Q&A Before Giorgio Armani’s fashion show, Cate Blanchett talks about the growing power of women in film

Q&A Before Giorgio Armani’s fashion show, Cate Blanchett talks about the growing power of women in film

A new interview with WWD, published by the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy!

Hollywood, royalty and sporting champions converged at the Giorgio Armani show in Milan on Friday. Guests including Cate Blanchett, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and model-actress Amber Valletta mingled backstage before the display.

As Princess Charlene talked about the environment with Livia Firth, founder of sustainability consulting firm Eco-Age, WWD caught up with Blanchett, the face of Armani’s Sì fragrance, to discuss the growing power of women in film, her new “fruit loop” costar, and flexing her muscles on the “Thor: Ragnarok” set.

WWD: There is a lot of excitement around the all-female “Ocean’s Eleven” spin-off “Ocean’s Eight,” in which you star opposite the likes of Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Dakota Fanning. What was your favorite thing about working on the project?

Cate Blanchett: Just in relation to female-driven content. I mean, women are over half the audience and have been for decades and decades and decades, and I think there’s a critical mass of women working in the creative industries now, and not just in front of the camera, but behind the camera. I think that there’s much more collaboration, proactive collaboration happening, rather than a passivity that perhaps was there before, thinking that if women worked within the system as it was, that somehow we could reach audiences and our work would be recognized. I think that time has long passed, and it’s so exciting to see in so many different countries, across so many different media, women finally sort of sitting in the hot seat and putting themselves on the line. And I think it really pays off, because women want to see stories about women, and so do men.

[The success at the Emmys of] “Big Little Lies” and “Handmaid’s Tale” [is a] case in point. They’re just great television, full stop — and they happen to have women in control of a lot of those elements.

The cast was the huge draw for me; I mean, it couldn’t have got a greater bunch of women. We didn’t have a female director, but you know, Gary [Ross] loved everybody, and we’ll see what happens. There was a great energy on set. I would do anything with those women.

WWD: You also appear in “Thor: Ragnarok” opposite Chris Hemsworth as Hela, the goddess of death. So is she hellish?

C.B.: Well, we’ll have to wait — but yeah, it was a ball making it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a lot to do with Tessa Thompson, who I think is absolutely brilliant, or with Mark [Ruffalo], whom I adore, but working with Chris and with Taika [Waititi] – who’s a kind of fruit loop with gravitas, I think, is the best way to describe him — it was so much fun. And I got fit for a nanosecond.

WWD: Did you have to work out like a beast?

C.B.: I did. I worked out with Chris’ trainer for 20 minutes a day, which sounds like not much, but my God, was I exhausted!

I was well outside my physical comfort zone, so it was very exciting.

Thor Ragnarok: new scans and Disneyland sneak peek

Thor Ragnarok: new scans and Disneyland sneak peek

Hello people! The new issue of Total Film is out, featuring a collective interview to the cast of Thor, check the scans! We also recovered a copy of The Hollywood Reporter Thailand, in the gallery too.

To our friends in California, check this out!

You don’t have to travel to the far reaches of the galaxy for a glimpse of the astounding cosmic adventure “Thor: Ragnarok,” for beginning October 6, guests visiting Disneyland Resort will be able to catch a preview of scenes from the film in a sneak peek planned for Disney California Adventure park. The preview of “Thor: Ragnarok” will be presented in 3D with special in-theater effects at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land, where you’ll also be able to lay eyes on a display of props and costumes used in the production of the film.

In “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!

Plan to catch our limited sneak peek of “Thor: Ragnarok” when it opens October 6, and brace yourselves as Thor thunders into theaters in 3D on November 3, 2017!

via Disney Parks

Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ debuts new Imax poster

Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ debuts new Imax poster

Hey guys!

Check out the new imax poster for Thor Ragnarok and the textless Hela poster we have added to our gallery. Enjoy!

via Marvel News

Interview with Cate Blanchett this Wednesday on Entertainment Tonight

Interview with Cate Blanchett this Wednesday on Entertainment Tonight

Hi everybody!

Interview with Cate Blanchett tomorrow on Entertainment Tonight. Stay tuned!

This week’s episodes

Red carpet premiere of “Kingsman 2” with CHANNING TATUM and HALLE BERRY! Interview with CATE BLANCHETT on being Marvel’s first female villain for her new movie “Thor: Ragnarok!” MINDY KALING talks about the final season of “The Mindy Project!”

via CBS

Thor Ragnarok – New poster + Australian promotional events

Thor Ragnarok – New poster + Australian promotional events

Hello fans! IMAX released a new poster for Thor: Ragnarok,

and we have news of two promotionals events in Australia: a preview on October 13 at the Event Cinemas (Robina, Queensland) where the movie was shot, and the Australian premiere in Sydney on October 15, where the movie stars are expected to attend.
via Sunshine Cost Daily

Thor Ragnarok: new details on Hela

Thor Ragnarok: new details on Hela

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Hela Is A Mix Of The Classic Character and Gorr The God Butcher In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Cate Blanchett will play Hela in the character’s live-action debut in Thor: Ragnarok, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Hela isn’t exactly the same Hela that has appeared in the Marvel Comics universe.

Instead, the Hela of Thor: Ragnarok is a kind of composite of the classic Hela and a much more modern Thor villain.

“A lot of the design of Hela is a combination of the early Jack Kirby stuff but also…especially his power set, the villain Gorr, who has a very specific power set of being able to manifest an infinite number of weapons,” executive producer Brad Winderbaum said during a press visit to the set of Thor: Ragnarok in Australia.

Gorr the God-Butcher is a character created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic in the pages of Thor: God of Thunder. Gorr was a mortal alien who came into possession of a powerful weapon called All-Black the Necrosword.

As Winderbaum mentions, All-Black is capable of manifesting itself into various shapes which Gorr then uses to commit serial deicide across the universe. The weapon even allows Gorr to spawn his own minions.

By grafting Gorr’s powers onto Hela, the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the character remains incredibly powerful, but her powers become somewhat more defined.

“We are doing a version of that, not exactly, but a version of that for Hela in our movie,” Winderbaum explains, “because in the books Hela can kind of touch people and they die and sometimes she can do all sorts of different things and we really tried to specify and narrow it into very specific skill sets.”

That sounds like the kind of power it would take to challenge Thor and his new band of allies.

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