It's a very exciting week for the Marvel fans, one over a decade in the making. Avengers: Endgame is finally upon us, and fans are eager to pick back up with their favorite denizens of the MCU. This includes long standing heroes like Chris Hemsworth's Thor, as well as new addition like Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie.
Valkyrie made her debut in Marvel Thor: Ragnarok, and the audience connected with her trauma, smart mouth, and penchant for drinking away her troubles. With Natalie Portman's Jane Foster absent from the threequel, it looked like the two Asgardians might share a romantic connection. And it turns out they had a kissing scene in Ragnarok. CinemaBlend found this out when Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson opened up at the Men in Black International set visit, with the actors saying:
It looks like director Taika Waititi had a certain vision for the duo of superpowered warriors in Thor: Rangarok. But their possible romantic connection was ultimately left unseen, possibly leaving room for more story in upcoming installments of the MCU.
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth's comments might surprise Marvel fans, because they weren't staring longingly into each other's eyes during Thor: Ragnarok. This is likely because that story was cut, along with the aforementioned kissing scene. And apparently, that same energy will be palpable when we see the actors fight more aliens in Men in Black International.
In many ways, Valkyrie is the opposite of Jane Foster. She's a native Asgardian, is a capable fighter, and doesn't have a ton of manners. Valkyrie hits first and thinks later, which makes her a strong compliment to Thor's typical MO. And there are plenty of fans who are hoping they end up together in another movie.
The rumors about Thor and Valkyrie took an interesting turn once the trailers for Avengers: Endgame arrived. In the clips, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and Thor share a cute moment, which instantly started rumors about the two superheroic characters falling in love. Add in Tessa Thompson and Larson's fondness for each other, and some fans have even began shipping a Marvel throuple with all three characters involved. Thompson did reveal that Valkyrie was bisexual, after all.
Despite her Avengers: Infinity War absence, it looks like Valkyrie will pop up in some capacity for Endgame. Character posters revealed she survived Thanos' finger snap of death in the last movie, and a new trailer even showed a glimpse of Val in street clothes. But Tessa Thompson also maintains she has no clue what's coming next for her Marvel character, so it seems like anything is possible.
Avengers: Endgame is in theaters beginning tonight, and you can catch Men in Black International on June 14th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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