‘Thor: Ragnarok’: Kevin Feige Shares Details On The Thor/Valkyrie Dynamic

'Thor Ragnarok' star Christ Hemsworth and Kevin Feige discuss the whereabouts of Jane Foster and the new dynamic between Thor and Valkyrie.


Thor: Ragnarok will introduce audiences to a number of brand new characters and worlds from the title character’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, astrophysicist and romantic partner to the God of Thunder, will be noticeably absent, prompting fans to question why the character will be sitting this adventure out. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, star Chris Hemsworth and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed the whereabouts of Jane Foster and shared a few details on the dynamic between Thor and new warrior Valkyrie.

EW revealed the status of Jane of Thor’s relationship:

Simple: Thor and Jane broke up.

Hemsworth discussed where audience will find our hero when the film is released.

“He’s off exploring the universe, still trying to police it and control the mayhem.”

According to Hemsworth, the newly single hero will be enjoying his new mission.

“But he’s certainly enjoying being a drifter, being a solo cowboy out there.”

Kevin Feige discussed the decision to introduce Valkyrie, played by Tess Thompson, in the new film.

“We wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior.”

Feige elaborated on the dynamic between Thor and Valkyrie.

“Valkyrie is trying to not embrace any sort of Asgardian heritage that she has. Thor thinks maybe that will create a bond between them and, on the contrary, she wants to forget it all entirely.”

There are a number of reason of the be excited for the film and the introduction of Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie is certainly one of them.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released in theaters on November 2, 2017.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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