Cate Blanchett ‘in talks’ for lead role in Marvel’s next ‘Thor’ film

Double Oscar winner would join Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in 2017's 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Cate Blanchett is reportedly in talks for a lead role in the next Thor film.

The Australian actress, a two-time Oscar winner for The Aviator and Blue Jasmine, would join a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk.

Titled Thor: Ragnarok, the film is set for release on November 3, 2017. Taika Waititi (Boy, Flight Of The Conchords) is directing. It follows on from 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, both of which also starred Hemsworth and Hiddleston.


Marvel has yet to confirm that it is in negotiations with Blanchett, which was first reported by Variety.

Yesterday Blanchett received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her performance in period romance Carol. Check out the full list of nominations here.