Having broken out in “Dear White People” and really turning heads with her stellar work in “Creed,” actress Tessa Thompson’s casting in Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” seems like a bit of a coup. However, like many of the roles in the film, what specific character she’ll be playing is under wraps.
Now, Latino Review claims to have learned the truth – Thompson will be playing Valkyrie in the film, and it’s a role that could allow her to appear in other Marvel movies
“Our sources are telling us that Tessa Thompson is playing the MCU version of Valkyrie. In the comics, this character’s real name is Brunnhilde, and she is chosen by Odin to lead the Valkyrior, the Asgardians who roam battlefields, and select the honorable dead for Valhalla. The title of Valkyrie just applies to whomever leads the Valkyries though, so we may or may not be seeing her before she takes on said title. Either way, this character aligns with the report, and could very well appear again in Avengers: Infinity War.”
In the comics, she has super strength and can perceive whether or not someone is going to die in the near future. The casting is in addition to Cate Blanchett whose role is officially under wraps but whom has been widely rumored to be playing Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death. In fact the report goes on to say one of the big set pieces of the film involves a big Tolkien-style army fight between Hela’s army of the dead against the valkyries of Valhalla and the souls of the righteous fallen.
“Thor: Ragnarok” opens on November 3rd 2017.