In the entertainment world, it isn't unique for collaborators to frequently work with each other. Directors Quentin Tarantino and Joss Whedon have employed the same actors time and time again, fostering an ongoing working relationship. And there's a new onscreen collab that's delighting audiences and those involved in nerd culture: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth.
The pair of actors made a great combination in Thor: Ragnarok, as Valkyrie's attitude was a great foil to the title character's ego. Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth clearly had great chemistry, and made their enjoyment for each other on set known. The dynamic duo star in Men in Black International, and Hemsworth recently explained why he was so pleased to work with Thompson again. He said:
Well, this makes sense. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson didn't have to start from scratch, and develop a give and take in Men in Black International. Instead, they could hit the ground running on set, and bring life to their respective Agents throughout the course of the upcoming blockbuster.
Chris Hemsworth's comments to The Hindu make a great deal of sense, and shows how grateful he was to work with his Thor: Ragnarok co-star in the upcoming Men in Black sequel. The trailers for the movie highlight this relationship, and the positive reaction to Ragnarok should only help build up the blockbuster's anticipation.
In Thor: Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie was a great foil to the title character. She reduced the God of Thunder to her prisoner with little effort, and didn't have any of the fancy royal attitude that we'd seen in other Asgardians. But she'd eventually reveal her vulnerability and trauma, and unite with Thor, Loki, Hulk, and Korg to take out Cate Blanchett's Hela.
Men in Black International looks like it might follow suit with Agents M and H. Tessa Thompson's M is a newcomer to the organization, after searching her whole life for the MIB. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth's H is a high ranking agent with a major ego. Sound familiar? But it looks like the two new companions will compliment each other, and their teamwork will presumably save the galaxy throughout the course of the movie.
It should be interesting to see how Men in Black International does in theaters, and whether it kickstarts a new set of films. That would put Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson back in front of the camera together, likely resulting in more movie magic.
The two also shared a brief scene in Avengers: Endgame, with Valkyrie being named the ruler of New Asgard as Thor departed to head into space. If the Thor franchise ends up getting more life in Phase Four, perhaps we'll see yet another collaboration between the two actors.
Men in Black International will arrive in theaters on June 14, 2019. 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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