Thor: Love and Thunder will take us deeper into Asgardian lore. Many prominent characters already established within the MCU in the previous Thor movies will return for Thor 4. Tessa Thompson, who played the role of Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, is also set to return. Newly released set photos reveal the leader of the Valkyrior will not be alone. She will be coming back with an ally this time. The Winged Horse Valkyrie rode in Avengers: Endgame will also be accompanying her this time as well.
Thor 4 is already prepping itself to have a massive ensemble cast. Natalie Portman will play the role of Jane Foster. She will become the new Goddess of Thunder after wielding Mjolnir. Chris Pratt’s Star Lord is confirmed to appear. The rest of the Guardians are pretty much confirmed for Thor: Love and Thunder as well.
Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie survived the Thanos Snap at the end of infinity War. Post the events of Infinity War, she took charge of the remaining survivors and founded New Asgard. Soon, Valkyrie became the leader of the settlement. When Doctor Strange opened the portals before the climactic battle between Thanos’ armies and the Avengers, Valkyrie was there. All armored up, she rode a winged Pegasus into battle.
What is Valkyrie’s Role in Thor 4?
Thompson had already posted a pic confirming her return to the MCU with Thor 4. The new set photos show a very different Valkyrie. She is wearing a flashier costume and her hairstyle also looks very different. The photos also reveal the shot being taken in front of a blue screen. So it is safe to assume that the show might be using a CGI lit backdrop. fans have suspected for a long time that Asgard will somehow reappear in Thor 4. Maybe it already has.
Here is the Twitter post that revealed the set photos:
Our first look of Tessa Thompson reprising her role as Valkyrie aka the King of New Asgard in Thor: Love and Thunder
(via Daily Mail) pic.twitter.com/YdRoVRLx9n
— Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) March 5, 2021
Thor: Love and Thunder is set for release on the 6th of May, 2022.