Melissa McCarthy has joined the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder.

The actress has been spotted on set with her husband Ben Falcone and Luke Hemsworth as she plays a fake version of villain Hela, played by Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok, with the tradition of telling Thor stories through amateur plays continuing in the upcoming flick.

McCarthy will feature alongside Falcone, Hemsworth, Matt Damon and Sam Neill as Asgardian actors.

The Bridesmaids star and Falcone posted a video at Christmas in which they pleaded to be given a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film.

He said: “Melissa and I are desperate to be in this film, Love and Thunder.”

McCarthy added: “Respectfully, respectfully, sure.”