It’s been just over a year since Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok hit the theaters and it also featured the MCU debut of the Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett. Blanchett played Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death — and served as the elder sister to both Thor and Loki.
Hela presumably died by the sword of Surtur at the end of the film, but hasn’t stopped fans from thinking that she’ll be back sooner rather than later. And one theory that has begun to resurface online argues that the character will return in Avengers: Endgame.
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Brings the production’s presence at the Durham Cathedral to the forefront. Thanks to this post, fans have since started to speculate that the Cathedral would be used as a set piece for one of two Asgardian locations of after-life — either Hela or Valhalla.
While the exterior of the cathedral was briefly used in Infinity War during the fight between Vision and Corvus Glaive in Edinburgh, the theory will certainly bring back the previous set photos that surfaced showing the interior of the iconic structure that was used.
In the photos that surfaced last year, a life-sized stand-in prop for Rocket Raccoon was spotted inside the cathedral. Since Infinity War saw a budding relationship between Rocket and Thor, fans are trying to put the two together, thinking that the pair travel to either Valhalla or Hel — or maybe both — to assemble an army of undead warriors to help take down Thanos. That’s where Hela can come into play as it’s safe to assume that the Goddess of Death leads an army of dead beings against the Mad Titan.
Reddit user /u/melodicbeginning doubled-down on this theory, posting a video wherein Blanchett sits down for an interview in front of a statue. While a statue might not stand out to you, this statue is surprisingly the same one seen in leaked set photos. If this wasn’t enough to prove something, it also happens to be the one Thor sees in his visions in 2015’s Age of Ultron.