The latest rumor circulating about Thor: Ragnarok is just who Tessa Thompson will play. As of yet, it hasn’t been officially announced (or even unofficially, for that matter). However according to Latino Review the new rumor is that she will be taking on the role of none other than Valkyrie, also known as Brunnhilde.
In the comics, Valkyrie was in charge of collecting those fallen warriors worthy of Valhalla. However, as with the recent amendment to the name ‘Thor,’ ‘Valkyrie’ is a title and used for whomever takes on this duty.
Should the rumor pan out, expect to see Valkyrie show up again in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and likely Part 2 as well.
Thompson’s addition to the Ragnarok cast was only announced earlier this week. As filming begins in June, expect a lot more information to trickle down leading up to the release late next year.
Thor: Ragnarok is the third installment in the Thor solo franchise. It will likely focus on the Norse end-of-days, historically brought on by Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). When last we saw the God of Mischief he had unseated his adoptive father, Odin (Sir Anthony Hopkins), from the throne of Asgard by posing as the All-Father himself. Thor left the throne room completely fooled and unaware it was really his brother acting as king.
Ragnarok will also see a Midgardian visitor when somehow Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) makes his way into the realm of Thor. While Ruffalo has stated the film is going to have a buddy-cop feel, it seems there may be enough drama in it as well to earn the name Ragnarok what with the addition of Hela (rumored to be played by Cate Blanchett) and now possibly Valkyrie.
Thor: Ragnarok reportedly will also see the return of Lady Sif (Jamie Alexander), though she has maintained she’s unaware of her casting status at the time of this post. We’ll also likely see Heimdall (Idris Elba) as well, especially since he appeared in Thor’s vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which spurred Thor’s hurried return to Asgard in the first place.
Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi, hits theaters November 3, 2017.
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