This fall’s highly anticipated superhero flick, Thor: Ragnarok, not only finds the return of the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) and his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) but also features the debut of Valkyrie, a new warrior played by Creed’s Tessa Thompson.
In the exclusive image below, Valkyrie and Loki square off in an intimate hand-to-hand battle. “That fight was so much fun. So much fun,” says Thompson. “First of all. the choreography was really punchy and physical, not as much sword work which sort of keeps you at arm’s length with people. I think because Tom’s character is involved there’s a cheekiness to that fight that made it just really fun — it just felt like a tennis match. I don’t know if it remains but there were a lot of one-liners between us. So it has a real sort of sense of humor.”
Thompson says that initially Valkyrie seems to share more in common with Loki than the more heroic Thor. “Eventually she figures out Lok’s not to be trusted,” says the actress. “I just think there’s something about two folks that kind of come from the same place in a sense, that have the same chip on their shoulder in a way. There’s a thin line between how much they hate and love each other.”
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on Nov. 3. See another new photo from the film below.