EXCLUSIVE: Mark Ruffalo Hypes Cate Blanchett's Villainous 'Thor 3' Role: 'She Plays the Worst of the Worst'
By John Boone
What if we told you Thor: Ragnarok is going to be an action-comedy about the god of thunder and a scientist you wouldn't like when he's angry traveling across space, fighting evil forces?
"It's an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor," Mark Ruffalo told ET's Lauren Zima at the Now You See Me 2 junket. Though Ruffalo mentions Bruce Banner by name, he hinted that we'll be seeing plenty of his big, green alter ego too.
"I think it will be smashing. You'll see a lot more Hulk and I think it'll--" he began, before co-star Woody Harrelson cut in to ask if Hulk will be even "Hulk-ier" this time around. "The Hulk gets Hulk-ier. The Hulk Hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger."
Now, that doesn't mean that there is going to be a Planet Hulk tie-in with Thor 3...but it doesn't not mean that either.
Marvel has confirmed that Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth will be joined by returning cast members Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Sir Anthony Hopkins, who many speculated had retired his role of Odin after The Dark World.
And then there's two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett.
We knew Blanchett was going to play the baddie in the film – Ruffalo previously confirmed it to ET and said it was "really exciting" -- but Marvel also revealed she will play Hela, a "mysterious and powerful new villain" who comic book fans will know as The Death Queen.
"She plays the worst of the worst. So evil," Ruffalo teased. "She is going to kill us. It's such a great part she gets to play."
Rounding out the ensemble is Jeff Goldblum -- JEFF GOLDBLUM! -- as Grandmaster, Creed star Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Karl Urban as Skurge. We defy you to find a superhero movie with a better cast.
Now You See Me 2 hits theaters on June 10 and Thor: Ragnarok on Nov. 3, 2017
Meanwhile, Hiddleston addressed rumors that he is done playing Loki after Thor: Ragnarok. Find out what he exclusively told ET in the interview below.