Thor: Ragnarok's Valkyrie is a proper badarse who doesn't really need weapons to beat folks into a pulp, but she does seem to be rather fond of bladed weapons during the movie. In newly-released concept art for the character, though, she's wielding a pair of weapons that would have been way cooler.
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By now you probably know that Thor: Ragnarok has two end credit scenes. The first is the big one that ties into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second, which is much more appropriate to the film, is a funny little aside and director Taika Waititi revealed it was one of just many choices he had for the ending.
With Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, Thor: Ragnarok has technically introduced the first canonically queer character to appear in the MCU, but because the only explicit nod to Valkyrie's sexuality was ultimately cut from the film, her queerness remains almost entirely subtextual. It's a bummer, but we can take solace in the fact that with Hela, Marvel has, accidentally, brought queer representation to its Cinematic Universe - in a very particular way.
Hela's headdress from Thor: Ragnarok is the best thing to happen in film in 2017. It should win an Oscar. That headdress should be inducted into the Screenwriter's Guild. It's the queer icon of a queer icon.
Thor: Ragnarok is a great movie - but one area where it falters is with Valkyrie. Not because of characterization, because she's just as great, kickass, and engaging as the rest of the cast. But Ragnarok's Valkyrie was meant to be bisexual, and the erasure of that identity in the film is profoundly disappointing.
As with many Marvel films, Thor: Ragnarok left audiences with more than a couple of unsolved mysteries and unresolved issues after its final end-credits scene. Here are 10 questions we have the answers to, courtesy of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Ragnarok director Taika Waititi - and well as the five biggest questions the movie left unanswered.
Video: If it wasn't in the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, this would be considered a spoiler. Very early in the movie, Hela destroys Mjolnir, Thor's iconic hammer, which was given to him by his father, Odin. Fans have wondered if Thor would get his weapon back - but a new video from Marvel suggests that isn't going to happen.
Thor: Ragnarok has hit theatres - but its titular apocalypse is more than a casual allusion to the Norse mythology that Marvel's hero originates from. It's a reference to an event in the comics that has hounded the God of Thunder since his adventures first began. Here's everything you need to know about it before you see the movie.
Suggest to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that the Thor movies aren't as beloved as his other films and he points to the reviews. "I remind you that Thor 1 is Certified Fresh and Thor 2 is Fresh," he said. But if those films were as revered as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Taika Waititi wouldn't have made Thor: Ragnarok.
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Around Comic Con, it was suggested in an interview with director Taika Waititi that the final cut of Thor: Ragnarok would come in at the actually pretty short 100 minutes. As it turns out, the final cut was a good deal longer, clocking in at two hours and ten minutes. Now we know why.