Who but Cate Blanchett could have made Hela, Goddess of Death, sympathetic?
Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok will be released on digital Feb. 20 and on Blu-ray March 6, and E! News has an exclusive sneak peek at a bonus feature starring the rightful ruler of Asgard. (Her words, not Thor's. Obviously.) Blanchett takes fans behind the scenes of the blockbuster as she saunters around the film's set in a catsuit that's covered in motion-capture markers. In post-production, her costume—inspired by comic book artist Jack Kirby—gets a C.G.I. upgrade.
"I've had an incredible time playing with her, because I think her capabilities are so surprising and so unusual. She's not simply sinister," explains Blanchett, who, in another scene, is shown rehearsing for a fight sequence with director Taika Waititi, co-star Chris Hemsworth and stunt double Zoë Bell. "Some of the happiest times have been beating people up. So, it's been good."
Tom Hiddleston, returning as Loki, says she brings a depth to the character that few could have. "As somebody who's played the villain in these films, I understand the responsibilities," he says, adding that she brings "a huge presence, which she can express physically or verbally."
In addition to being released on digital and Blu-ray, Thor: Ragnarok will be available on DVD and On Demand March 6. Other bonus features, which vary by retailer, include deleted scenes, a gag reel and more.