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Mark Ruffalo Says ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Will Be a ‘Buddy Road Movie’

Ruffalo also hypes Cate Blanchett as ”powerful new villain“ Hela, a.k.a. the Death Queen

If “Captain America: Civil War” left you deeply missing Thor and Hulk, Mark Ruffalo wants to assure you that “Thor: Ragnarok” will be everything you could hope for and more.

During a press junket for thriller “Now You See Me 2,” Mark Ruffalo told Entertainment Tonight that his next foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be “an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor.”

When asked by Woody Harrelson, his current costar in the sequel to 2013’s “Now You See Me,” whether Bruce Banner’s giant green alter ego will be “Hulk-ier,” Ruffalo replied in the affirmative: “The Hulk gets Hulk-ier,” he said. “The Hulk Hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger.”

If “Thor: Ragnarok” does turn out to be an “intergalactic buddy road movie” as Ruffalo suggests, it wouldn’t be the first Marvel film to fit that description. “Guardians of the Galaxy” found success with both critics and moviegoers with a story that saw the five Guardians bonding as a team and a family while jumping from planet to planet in search of one of the Infinity Stones.

If Ruffalo’s words are any indication, “Thor: Ragnarok” may show a deeper friendship form between the Avengers’ two heavy-hitters.

Ruffalo also hyped his “Ragnarok” co-star Cate Blanchett, who will play the new villain Hela, a.k.a. the Death Queen. In the comics, Hela has a magic cloak that increases her Asgardian powers and masks the decay that has taken over half her body. Other new additions to the “Thor” cast include Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.

“[Blanchett] plays the worst of the worst.” Ruffalo teased. “She is going to kill us. It’s such a great part she gets to play.”

Chris HemsworthTom Hiddleston and Idris Elba also star in the third Thor film.

“Thor: Ragnarok” will be released Nov. 3, 2017. Ruffalo’s next film, “Now You See Me 2,” will be released June 10, 2016.