Just a few days ago, we learned that Tessa Thompson had joined the slowly expanding cast of 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. The speculation immediately began as to who she would be playing alongside previously announced cast members Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), and Cate Blanchett. With Blanchett more than likely playing the role of Hela, queen of the Asgardian underworld Hel, there only remained a handful of prominent female roles from the Thor comics that Thompson could be filling. When Deadline announced the casting of Thompson, they also stated the character would be “a kind of superhero and will appear in other Marvel films as well.” All signs began pointing to Thompson playing either Valkyrie or Angela, and considering the former nearly appeared in Thor: The Dark World, it seemed a safe bet that’s who she’d be.
The folks over at Latino Review are now saying they’ve heard just that: Tessa Thompson will play the Asgardian Brunnhilde, better known as Valkyrie, the leader of the Valkyrior who ushers fallen warriors to Valhalla. They also have some story information regarding the character, and while these are rumors, we still want to caution you with a SPOILER warning.
According to LR’s sources, “The final showdown with Hela will feature an army of the dead commanded by the villainess doing battle with good Valkyries from Valhalla and the souls of the righteous fallen, including Heimdall.” This would connect all the previous rumors about the film, including the presence of Valkyrie, Hela, and Heimdall and also support Kevin Feige‘s statements about the epic nature of Ragnarok and the effect it will have on the MCU going forward.
With a November 3rd, 2017 release date for Thor: Ragnarok, filming and official casting should be right around the corner, so stay tuned and we’ll bring you updates as they come.
Source: Latino Review