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Tessa Thompson (OMG she is so fine, DON'T TELL MY GIRLFRIEND) will play the tough, hard-drinking Asgardian warrior known as Valkyrie. Brynhildr (aka Valkyrie), was once a member of Odin's elite troops and now works as a bounty hunter for The Grandmaster while hiding out on Sakaar. About Valkyrie's inclusion in the film, Feige said, "Thor's relationship with Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman, from the previous two THOR films) may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior." Feige also stated that Valkyrie has spurned her Asgardian heritage elaborating, "Thor thinks maybe that will create a bond between them and, on the contrary, she wants to forget it all entirely." Waititi stated that Thompson's casting was not just about creating diversity explaining, "I'm not obsessed with the idea that you have to cast someone just to tick a box... You should cast people because they're talented. With Valkyrie I wanted to make sure we weren't making a female character that was boring and pretty. What I wanted was someone who was going to play the opposite and be even more of the 'guy' character than the guys." In the comics, an Asgardian by birth, Valkyrie, also known by her real name, Brunnhilde, was selected by Odin to lead the Valkyrior (the Choosers of the Slain), a group of warrior goddesses who would appear over the battlefields of mortal worshippers of the Asgardian gods and choose which of the fallen were worthy to be taken to Valhalla, the land of the honored dead. Brunnhilde served capably in this capacity for centuries. Now we must ask ourselves if she was once part of Odin's elite troops, what happened and how did she get to Sakaar? Will she fight for honor and work beside Thor to save Asgard and the universe? Will she be another love interest for Thor (I hope not)?
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