Kat Dennings recently tweeted the following:
Hell is gonna be awesome
Why would she say that!? This leads me to believe that Dennings will indeed play Hela in Thor... Awesome.
Natalie Portman, who was cast in Marvel's Thor as Jane Foster, recently did a little interview with MTV where she dropped the big news that actress Kat Dennings has joined the cast of the big-screen adaptation!
She said in the interview:
Well I'm really excited. Kat Dennings is going to be in it with me and she's a good friend and an amazing actress, so I'm looking forward to that.
So the big question is, who will she play? I have two guesses... The Enchantress Amora or Hela The Asgardian goddess of death. We have yet to find out who is officially cast in either role, and I think Dennings has that look of mischievous beauty to play either. I assume with Amora they will give her blond hair to fit the role, but I think she would be a great fit for either.
Here some info on Amora from Marvel:
Amora has devoted her immortal life to the pursuit of power and pleasure, using sorcery and sexuality as her tools. Amora’s longest-serving pawn was Skurge the Executioner. Skurge was madly in love with Amora, who granted him just enough affection to ensure his loyalty. The two pursued many schemes together, often coming into conflict with the thunder god Thor and his mortal comrades, the Avengers. Pardoned in recent years after helping defendAsgard against Surtur, Amora has had an on-and-off romantic link with her longtime foe Thor, to whom she was drawn even more strongly after he inherited the throne of Asgard.
And here is some info on Hela ruler of Hell and Niffleheim.
Hela was born ages ago to the being who would one day be called Odin and a goddess whose name and image have been lost in antiquity. On the day of her maturity, Odin appointed her goddess and ruler of the northernmost realms of the dead. Her special dominion was over the souls of all who did not die in battle, while Odin himself built the palace Valhalla to house the souls of all of those who died as heroes. In recent years, when Odin’s attention had strayed from the maintenance of Valhalla, Hela tried to annex that realm to her own, hoping to consolidate her power over all Asgard’s dead. Eventually Odin grew aware of her ambitions and opposed them. In the course of battle, Odin’s band of Valkyries, the custodians of Valhalla, lost their physical forms, no longer able to travel from Valhalla except in their wraith-like astral forms. Hela gave up her contest for Valhalla when Odin vowed to keep better watch over it in future, and she returned to her realms.
Just a little reminder of who the rest of the cast is: Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek) is Thor, Anthony Hopkins is his father Odin and Natalie Portman is Jane Foster, who in the comics is nurse to Thor’s human alter-ego Donald Blake. Tom Hiddleston is the villanous Loki, Jaimie Alexander is the Asgardian warrior Sif, and Colm Feore is a villain whose identity is being kept secret. Stellan Skarsgard is in the cast, too.
I'm leaning toward Hela, who do you think she will play?