This November the highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarök will be hitting theaters. The film stars Cate Blanchett as the main antagonist Hela. However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Hela will be slightly different from her Marvel Comics counterpart.
The live-action debut of Hela will be featuring a character that can be described as a combination of the classic Hela and the more modern Thor villain, Gorr the God-Butcher.
During a press visit to the set of Thor: Ragnarök in Australia, executive producer Brad Winderbaum described the character as follows,
“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,”
The character of Gorr made his comic debut in the pages of Thor: God of Thunder and was created by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic. The God-Butcher was originally a mortal alien who came to possess the weapon All-Black the Necrosword. The weapon has the ability to manifest itself into various shapes which Gorr went on to use to commit deicide across the Marvel universe.
The intention of this choice was that it will still keep the character of Hela extremely powerful but it will also define her powers more so than has been done in the comics. Within the comics Hela has possessed the ability to touch people resulting in them dying, an ability that would often times be described in many different ways and branched off into different powers. So by grafting the powers of Gorr onto the MCU’s Hela it will allow her abilities to become more defined while still leaving her as a serious threat to Thor and his allies in the film.
Source: ComicBook Now!
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Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.