WATCH: 'Thor: Ragnarok' looks set to right Marvel's villain problem

Two-time Oscar-winer Cate Blanchett joins the MCU as Hela, the film's principal baddie

WATCH: 'Thor: Ragnarok' looks set to right Marvel's villain problem

Cate Blanchett as Hela in 'Thor Ragnarok' [Marvel/Disney]

While faring considerably better than their rivals when it comes to cinematic universe building, Marvel’s movies have always suffered from a villain problem. The solution, as offered by director Taika Waitiki, is bring in one of the world’s best actresses and goth her up a bit.

Marvel has just dropped the trailer for its forthcoming superhero film Thor: Ragnarok, the third in the God of Thunder’s series.

Helmed by Waitiki, best known for cult classics What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the film sees Chris Hemsworth’s Thor facing off against Cate Blanchett’s Hela, a villainess who appears to be more than a match for his hammer.

In Norse mythology, Ragnarök refers to a series of future battles that lead to the death of major figures, including Thor, Odin, and Loki, and Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston are both reprising their roles in the series.

They are joined by Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jamie Alexander as Siff, Jeff Golblum as Grandmaster, and Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, with whom Thor has to face-off against in a gladiatorial battle.

Set for release on November 3rd, Thor: Ragnarok will also feature Benedict Cumberbatch’s second appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Strange. Take a look at the trailer in full below:

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