Subscribe To The Fun Way Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson Celebrated Her Version Of Valkyrie Joining The Comics Updates
For the most part, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has remained relatively insulated from Marvel Comics. Some cross-pollination has taken place here and there, but the movies have generally felt free to explore their own versions of this universe. However, the movies recently affected the comic book pages when it was announced that Tessa Thompson's iteration of Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok would debut in the pages of Marvel Comics. Now, to honor that announcement, Thompson has taken to social media to post a video celebrating the development with a happy dance. Check it out below.
It seems pretty clear that she's excited about this development, doesn't it? This video looks like it was taken behind the scenes on the set of Thor: Ragnarok (which we can tell because she's wearing her Sakaar outfit), and she must've been saving it for a special occasion. In that regard, you would be hard-pressed to find an occasion worthier of a celebration than the announcement that you're going to be immortalized as a comic book hero.
Beyond that, it seems safe to assume that Tessa Thompson's celebratory Twitter video of this announcement also stems from what it means for the comics as a whole. The Creed actress has made no secret of the fact that she signed on for Thor: Ragnarok in no small part due to her desire to see more diversity in the comic book movie genre, and her incorporation into the comics has taken the heroine (traditionally a white woman named Brunnhilde) in a fresh and new direction.
As mentioned earlier, this is one of those rare instances in which the Marvel Cinematic Universe has directly influenced the direction of the comic book source material. The MCU movies are generally regarded as simply taking place on another Earth (typically referred to as Earth-199999), and the storylines that have taken place on that Earth are not the same as some of the more iconic narratives from the comics -- something that's plain to see in how different Mark Millar's Civil War arc is from Captain America: Civil War. However, the reaction to Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie seems to have been overwhelmingly positive, and the folks at Marvel have seen fit to immortalize her in the very books that inspired Thor: Ragnarok.
Thor: Ragnarok will be available on Digital HD on February 20, while the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film will hit shelves on March 6. As for the rest of the movies that are going to debut this year -- including Marvel's Black Panther, which will debut on February 16, and Avengers: Infinity War, which will debut on May 4 -- make sure to take a look at our 2018 movie premiere guide.