Possible Thor: Ragnarok spoilers hint more at what Hela (Cate Blanchett) may be up to. As some fans speculate, Hela may not be after Thor (Chris Hemsworth) himself after all. Instead, she may be eyeing Idris Elba’s character, Heimdall. More specifically, Hela may be looking into Heimdall’s magical sword, Hofund.
Thor: Ragnarok Spoilers: What Does Hela Want With Hofund?
Though the trailer for Ragnarok sees Hela going after Asgard and its subsequent destruction, there may actually be more to that in the long run. As Redditor flyguy_1914 speculates, Hela may be after Hofund in order to unleash Surtur on all realms. Seeing as Hofund may be the key to accessing every realm possible, the sword may ultimately play a vital role in Hela’s plans.
But where would that leave Heimdall? The theory goes on to speculate that Hela may quite possibly take Hofund from Heimdall’s dead hands. Should this be a reality, it would make for an interesting driving force for Thor to take down Hela once and for all.
What’s so Special About Hofund?
As evidenced by previous Thor films, Hofund is somehow necessary for activating the Bifrost. This, then, would essentially mean that the sword may be used to access other realms entirely. But, another theory places even more importance to Hofund in the long run. With Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon, there may be more to the sword than what others initially thought.
According to some speculations, Hofund may actually house the Soul Stone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Ultimately, this would mean that the sword may make an appearance in Infinity War. Thanos (Josh Brolin) is on the hunt for all the Infinity Stones, and so far, it is the Soul Stone that has yet to make an official appearance in the MCU. What exactly suggests that Hofund may have the Soul Stone, though?
As per Norse mythology, it is Odin himself who gives Heimdall his sight. By the time Thor: The Dark World rolls in, it is revealed that Heimdall has the ability to see all the souls in all realms. Now, going back to Thor’s vision in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Heimdall ends up being blind. This suggests that his sight might be taken from him in the future.
But just how is Heimdall capable of viewing all the souls in existence? This is where the Soul Stone comes into play. Theoretically, Heimdall’s capabilities may be amplified by the Soul Stone being in his sword. With Thor’s vision taken into account, it is assumed that Heimdall loses his viewing abilities and ultimately, the Soul Stone.
Just how Heimdall loses Hofund and his sight — should this even take place in the MCU — is still unknown. Regardless, Hela’s participation in the MCU may play a role in the upcoming Infinity War. In fact, she might even be involved with Thanos in one way or another. Thor: Ragnarok spoilers may thus be able to shed more insights on Hofund by the time the film hits theaters.