Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is going to portray the new villain Hela in “Thor: Ragnarok,” which is directed by Taika Waititi. In this photo, the actress arrives for the American Theatre Wing's 70th annual Tony Awards in New York on June 12, 2016. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

One of the most exciting things about Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is the introduction of the new villainess Hela, who will be played by Cate Blanchett.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Blanchett opened up about her character and what makes her such a force to be reckoned with.

“She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” she said.

When she comes face-to-face with Thor (Chris Hemsworth), they battle each other but Thor loses. He was sent to Sakaar where he becomes an intergalactic gladiator, and he comes to the painful realisation there that he’s no longer special.

“[Sakaar is] basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth explained. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.”

Hela is so powerful that Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays Thor’s nemesis and half brother Loki, decides to team up with him in order to defeat her.

“It’s the kind of destruction that both Thor and Loki have never seen, on a scale of terror they’ve never ever seen before. So, they fall back on their brotherhood fractured though it is to see what they can do to stop her,” he told IGN.

They will also be seeking the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). According to Slash Film, Doctor Strange will be teaming up with Thor and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) as they face off against intergalactic villains “both familiar and new.”

“Thor: Ragnarok” will be released on Nov. 3.