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Tessa Thompson on Valkyrie’s New Powers in Thor: Love and Thunder

In a recent interview with W Magazine, Thor: Love and Thunder star Tessa Thompson has opened up about Marvel Studios’ upcoming fourth installment, confirming that fans should expect to see her character Valkyrie with new powers. She went on to describe the hero’s new skills as “weird” and “quite erotic.” In the Taika Waititi-directed MCU sequel, Valkyrie will now be able to revive people by taking them to Valhalla, described in the comics as Asgard’s equivalent to an afterlife.

“She has weird skills, to be honest,” Thompson teased. “She can sense when someone is close to death, and she takes them into Valhalla, which is essentially the afterlife. She can revive people. But when she revives people, sometimes she ends up in their body. It’s a weird thing. It can be quite erotic. And then she has superhuman strength and is essentially God.”

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Thor: Love and Thunder will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman, whose Jane Foster is now expected to take on the mantle of the Mighty Thor and will be wielding the iconic Mjolnir. Oscar-winner Christian Bale will also be making his return to the superhero genre as he signs on for the villainous role of Gorr the God Butcher.

The film will also feature a number of MCU alums such as Jaime Alexander as Sif, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Waititi as Korg, and Guardians of the Galaxy stars including Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill, Karen Gillan’s Nebula, Sean Gunn’s Kraglin, and Vin Diesel’s Groot. Thanks to previous set photos, it has also been revealed that Matt Damon, Sam Neill, and Luke Hemsworth will once again return for cameo roles along with Melissa McCarthy and Russell Crowe.

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Thor: Love and Thunder is once again being directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the follow-up to Waititi’s wildly successful 2017 sequel Thor: Ragnarok.

The film is currently slated for a July 8, 2022, theatrical release.

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