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Chosen One of the Day: Cate Blanchett's 'Thor: Ragnarok' space cape

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Sep 12, 2017

Good day, gentle viewers. (Imagine that in your best Andrew-from-Buffy voice, please and thank you.) It’s been a hot minute since we’ve talked about space capes, hasn’t it? That’s not a rhetorical question—I am literally asking how long it has been, because I think about space capes 24/7/365, and sometimes it’s tough to pinpoint exactly when I take that internal monologue external.

Regardless: No talk about space capes is enough talk about space capes. Thankfully, we’ve got the new Thor: Ragnarok TV spot to inject some high-drama celestial goodness in our lives. Specifically, this shot:

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SPACE GODDESS CATE BLANCHETT, MURDER MY SOUL AND RAPTURE ME UP TO HEAVEN. Look at that sweet space cape. It's shiny. And of a length that provides enough billow for High Drama without being so long that one trips over it every 2.5 seconds. (Not that I believe Cate Blanchett, space goddess, has ever tripped on an item of clothing. Except maybe on purpose, when she's in a magnanimous mood and wants to do said item of clothing a favor.)

By the by, when I say “space goddess Cate Blanchett,” I am not talking about her Thor: Ragnarok character, Hela, the goddess of death. I am talking about Cate Blanchett, who is literally her own self a space goddess. Objective space truths. It's ironic that she's playing the godddess of death, really, because she is living in this cape.

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And she's not alone. Space cape!

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Space cape!

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Space cape!

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Space cape!

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(Hulk felt left out.)