Monday, October 30, 2017

Thor - Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie

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By The New Paper, 28 October 2017 at 06:00 am


Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself, with Cate Blanchett (left) plays the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, and Tessa Thompson (right) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life.
PHOTO: Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and will feature the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself, with Cate Blanchett (left) plays the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, and Tessa Thompson (right) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life. [2]
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US actress Tessa Thompson was a fan of English director-actor Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor before she signed on to play elite Asgardian warrior Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.

 
"I knew plenty in the sense that I watched a number of the movies," said the 34-year-old.

"It feels like a dangerous thing to admit now that I am part of the universe, but I was not an avid reader of comic books growing up.



US actress Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.
PHOTO: US actress Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.
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"My first introduction to Thor was the films. I am a big Kenneth Branagh fan, and it really interested me to see a director like him take on a comic book movie.

"So the Thor movie was really the first in the universe that made a huge impression on me."

In the movie, Valkyrie leaves her home behind because of her past but reluctantly becomes part of Thor and Hulk's team to try to save Asgard.



US actress Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.
PHOTO: US actress Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.
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Working with returning stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo was easy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe first-timer.

"They are really easy people to be a newbie around because they are so welcoming," Thompson said.



In the movie, Valkyrie leaves her home behind because of her past but reluctantly becomes part of Thor and Hulk's team to try to save Asgard.
PHOTO: In the movie, Valkyrie leaves her home behind because of her past but reluctantly becomes part of Thor and Hulk's team to try to save Asgard.
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"They are all so excited to have such a dynamic female character enter the universe.

"With Thor: Ragnarok, the characters have all undergone changes. We are introduced to a Bruce Banner that we have never really seen before. And we are seeing a Thor that we have not really seen before.



In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
PHOTO: In Marvel Studios Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok  the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization  at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. [2]
Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett entered new territory when she signed on to play goddess of death Hela in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. (Above) Cate Blanchett as goddess of death Hela.
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"It was really interesting to work with such gifted actors who have been mining these characters for so long but also are always reaching to break new ground.

"There was a shift in tone and that kept us all on our toes. In that way, it felt like we had moments where we were all newbies again; where we were all discovering who these people are together and what the world of the film is."

For Thompson, working on Thor: Ragnarok presented physical challenges she readily embraced to bring the character to life.



Thompson, working on Thor: Ragnarok presented physical challenges she readily embraced to bring the character to life.
PHOTO: In the movie, Valkyrie leaves her home behind because of her past but reluctantly becomes part of Thor and Hulk's team to try to save Asgard.
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"This may have been the most physical I have ever been in my adult life," she said.

POWERFUL
Expanding on Valkyrie's style of fighting, Thompson said: "We wanted to find a style that we have not seen before.

"It was important that you believe she can wield a sword as powerful and iconic as Dragonfang, and that she also looks like she could win any bar fight.



Thor: Ragnarok - character of Valkyrie can wield a sword as powerful and iconic as Dragonfang, and  she also looks like she could win any bar fight.
PHOTO: Thor: Ragnarok - character of Valkyrie can wield a sword as powerful and iconic as Dragonfang, and  she also looks like she could win any bar fight.
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"We wanted Valkyrie to feel really close to the ground and scrappy. I would say she fights like a boy, except that diminishes the fact that she just fights like a really strong woman."



Thor: Ragnarok - character of Valkyrie
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Thompson summed up her experience by saying: "At the risk of sounding silly, to be in this world of superheroes and to be working really hard in stunts and fights gives me a sense that we are always capable of more than we think we are as people. That is always nice to be reminded of.

"The less earnest answer is that it has been highly amusing. I cannot believe this is my job. I cannot believe that I get to run around in a cape and have a spaceship, and punch bad guys."



2013 Thor 2 The Dark World -  A Christian Perspective
PHOTO: 2013 Thor 2 The Dark World -  A Christian Perspective
Natalie Portman's Jane Foster has been pretty important in Marvel's Thor franchise, but we won't be seeing her the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. It awkwardly means Thor and Jane would have to break up. Thompsons character is the love interest for Chris Hemsworths Thor in Thor: Ragnarok. [3]
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Thor: The Dark World 2013
PHOTO: Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok as Valkyrie, a love interest for Chris Hemsworths Thor character.
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By The New Paper, 28 October 2017 at 06:00 am



Reference
[1] The New Paper, Role of Valkyrie is actress Tessa Thompson's most physical yet, posted on 28 October 2017 at 06:00 am,  http://www.tnp.sg/entertainment/movies/role-valkyrie-actress-tessa-thompsons-most-physical-yet

[2] Austin Chavez, New THOR: RAGNAROK International Poster Revealed, posted on 09 August 2017, http://splashreport.com/new-thor-ragnarok-international-poster-revealed/

[3] Trae Dorn, Natalie Portman Wont Return for Thor: Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson Joins Cast, posted on 12 April 2016, http://www.nerdandtie.com/2016/04/12/natalie-portman-wont-return-for-thor-ragnarok-tessa-thompson-joins-cast/