Thor: Ragnarok will introduce us to several new characters, and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is one of the most intriguing. Now, Thompson is letting us in on her character’s background and relationships to the other characters ahead of the film’s release.
ComicBook.com has the interview, in which Thompson first discusses just what Valkyrie is up to before she collides with Thor and Hulk:
“Valkyrie becomes a part of this team. When we meet her, she’s hanging out on another planet called Sakaar. She is sort of an ex-pat. She is no longer with her tribe of Valkyrie anymore, and she meets Thor and Hulk and share a similar goal that they do. They become friends and kind of teammates in a way.”
Thompson then went on to discuss her character’s relationship with The Grandmaster, and how it is not romantic, but rather a solid working relationship. She goes on to discuss what it is exactly that Valkyrie does for him:
“I don’t have any romantic relationship with The Grandmaster. It’s a strictly work relationship, which is advantageous, mostly for me. I bring the Grandmaster things that may be of interest to him, and one of those happens to be Thor. [The Grandmaster is] always grouping people together in fights, and I brought The Hulk to him, and so I bring Thor as a would-be contender, and hilarity ensues.”
Here is the synopsis for the Taika Waititi-directed film:
“Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.”
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3rd.