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THOR: RAGNAROK (2017): Tessa Thompson Joins As New Love Interest

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Thor: Ragnarok adds Tessa Thompson to it’s cast of characters. The Creed and Selma actress will play an undisclosed but potentially significant character in the upcoming Marvel movie.

Thompson’s casting raises questions as to Thor’s involvement with the series’ current female lead, Natalie Portman‘s Jane Foster. Portman has appeared in both Thor and the sequel Thor: The Dark World. At this point, it hasn’t been confirmed if she will be returning for the latest film in the franchise, paving the way for speculation that Thompson’s character will fulfill the same or a similar role to the one Portman’s did.

Unlike Jane Foster, however, Thompson’s character will reportedly have superpowers. Whether this means she will fight alongside the titular hero or against him is unknown. What is known is that the character will be featured in other entries in the Marvel franchise, similar to how Iron Man‘s War Machine and Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s Falcon have made appearances in related films:

The trade reckons her character will be Chris Hemsworth’s new love interest (unlucky, Jane), and will also be “a kind of superhero that will appear in other Marvel films as well.”

Could this be Valkyrie, perhaps? That would gel with the “kind of superhero” description, but how likely is it that the character would be utilized for other movies? Le us know who you think Thompson will be playing in the usual place.

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Reggie Peralta

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