An alternate universe version of Tessa Thompson’s take on Valkryie from Thor: Ragnarok is joining the Marvel Comics Universe, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe actress couldn’t be more excited to hear that news.
A few days ago, it was revealed in a press release by Marvel that Exiles, a series that features characters from across Marvel’s multiverse working as a team, will feature a new iteration of Valkyrie based on the version seen in Thor: Ragnarok. While Valkyrie already exists in the comics as a blonde and blue-eyed warrior named Brunnhilde, it should be noted that Tessa Thompson’s Valkryie is never officially given a name outside of her identity (as the Valkyries are what elite Asgardian soldiers are referred to in the MCU instead of a single character using that name as an alias). So Brunnhilde and Valkyrie can be seen as two separate characters, even ignoring the fact that this new Valkyrie isn’t from the same reality as the original Brunnhilde.
Thompson learned of this news, and was very pleased, posting a .GIF of herself in costume dancing around to celebrate:
when you find out she’s in the comics— pic.twitter.com/LUy00JWRpD
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) January 12, 2018
It’s great to see the comics pull stuff from the movies, and it’s also great that we’ll get to enjoy two different iterations of this character in the comics without either being detrimental to the other. But clearly, one person is happier than anyone else to hear this news, and rightfully so.
Ragnarok‘s cast includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Doctor Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Tesssa Thompson as Valkyrie, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin Borson, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Karl Urban as Skurge, Jeff Goldblum as En Dwi Gast (The Grandmaster), Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Cate Blanchett as Hela, and Clancy Brown as Surtur.
Thor: Ragnarok is still playing in theaters.
Top 10 Superhero Films & Shows We Are Excited For In 2018
It seems that with each passing year, the Heroic Age of Hollywood continues to prosper through numerous mediums. Of course, comic book movies continue to dominate at the box office and 2018 will certainly be no different, but the colorful heroes and villains found in the panels of our favorite comic books and graphic novels have also fared pretty well in the television and video game mediums.
After a remarkable 2017 of solid superhero entertainment, 2018 seems to up the ante even further, boasting some exciting new films, TV series and more for fans to enjoy. Here is a rundown of some of our most anticipated 2018 projects.
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