Hela was never mentioned before her appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, but her arrival could have been set up in Odin’s speech in the first Thor movie.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of foreshadowing moments and clues that pay off years later, and it all happened in the first Thor film, in which Odin secretly alluded to Thor: RagnarokHela’s twist. Phase 1 of the MCU was the public’s introduction to the original Avengers team, with most of them having solo adventures, including Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The Asgardian prince made his debut in Kenneth Branagh Thor in 2011, and he’s come a long way since his days as the son of Odin who was banished to Earth.
Thor also featured the Thunder God’s family – his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), mother Frigga (Rene Russo) and adoptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – although they didn’t all get much screen time. screen. After joining the Avengers the following year, Thor returned to Thor: The Dark World, one of the weaker MCU movies, which, despite introducing another Infinity Stone through the Ether, didn’t do much for the development of Thor. After another mission with the Avengers, Thor returned to Thor: Ragnarok and got a major upgrade as he finally received the personality and character development he needed, but it also brought big changes to his family’s backstory.
Thor: Ragnarok caught up with Thor after leaving Earth at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron and revealed that Thor isn’t Odin’s only child. It turns out that Odin’s firstborn was Hela (Cate Blanchett), the goddess of death, who had been imprisoned in Hel by Odin for many years. Odin’s death freed Hela, and she was ready to continue her plans to rule Asgard and create an Asgardian Empire. Hela had never been mentioned in the MCU before Thor: Ragnarokand the explanation given in the film was that Odin had erased all traces of her from history – however, a subtle detail in the Allfather’s speech at Thor’s coronation in the first God of Thunder film highlighted place the arrival of Hela.
A Reddit The user pointed out a subtle but important detail in Odin’s speech during Thor’s coronation scene in his first movie that established Hela as Odin’s eldest daughter in the MCU. In the scene, Odin says “Thor Odinson, my heir. my first bornwith his voice cracking as he says “firstborn” and the scene immediately cuts to Frigga, who looks away. Years later, Hela was revealed to be the firstborn of Odin, who served as his personal executioner and commander of the Asgardian army. Hela and Odin embarked on a bloody conquest, bringing all of the Nine Realms to Asgard’s power, but Hela’s ambition was too dangerous, leading to her banishment to Hel. However, it’s quite possible that this moment of Odin’s speech and Frigga’s reaction was more related to Odin’s words implying that Thor is his only son when there was also Loki, who was present at the ceremony.
However, Marvel has left hints and foreshadowing moments in its films that bring back years later (albeit mostly with timeline issues), and others have been retroactively confirmed to be what fans have. theorized, as happened with Peter Parker being the child. in iron man 2 disguised as the title hero. It could happen with Odin’s subtle Hela hint in Thorwhich would help that Hela was never mentioned before Thor: Ragnarok and suddenly appearing for just one movie.
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