Tessa Thompson plays Valkyrie, the latest female hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming film, Thor: Ragnarok. Early reactions to the Taika Waititi-directed film praise Thompson’s Valkyrie as yet another great female character within the MCU.
Although Marvel has had some really great female heroes such as Black Widow, Gamora and Scarlet Witch, those characters were members of a larger team of mostly-male heroes. Although Marvel will finally bring a solo Captain Marvel film, they have a bit of work to do in regards to films led by female heroes – especially after the DC Extended Universe’s success with Wonder Woman.
Interestingly enough, Thompson along with women within Marvel have expressed to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about a potential film prominently featuring the heroines of the MCU at the center. During a press conference for Thor: Ragnarok, Thompson expressed:
“Recently I marched up with a couple of other women who work in Marvel and [asked Kevin] ‘How about a movie with some female superheroes? Like all of them.'”
Feige had quite an interesting response on the matter:
“It was a pretty amazing moment to be somewhere and have your shoulder be taped and turn around find every female hero we have is standing there going, ‘How about it?’ And I said ‘yes.'”
How amazing would it be if the women of the MCU were brought together for a film centered on them? They already showcase their badass nature in their respective films, but to see them all unite would be incredible.
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Here is the synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok:
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok“, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on November 3, 2017.
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5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.
The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”
And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.
Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!