Thor: Ragnarok is nearing its release and the studio seems to have upped its media exposure by engaging its casts with early press junkets. Recently, Director Taika Waititi and other cast members such as Jeff Goldblum, Rachel House, Karl Urban and Tessa Thompson spoke to LA times about their characters in the upcoming film.
In the article, Thompson provided some details about her character, Valkyrie. The elite warrior of Asgard was described as someone “who has sort of lost her way”. Furthermore, it was also stated that both the actress and director wanted to portray the character differently from the comics.
Usually, fictional characters represented on the big screen are inspired directly from the comics. However, in some cases, few roles require a different depiction to appeal to the masses and sync with the story line. It looks like that was the scenario for Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok.
Thompson also hit on some of the contexts of how female superheroes are depicted in movies. The actress went on explain the type of character they wanted to create for the film.
“There’s an unfair position that women are sometimes put in, in the context of superhero movies and action movies where at once they have to be very strong and fierce, but also sexy,” Thompson said. “Obviously, it’s still a superhero movie and so you’ve got to figure out when you need to stand with your hands on your hips and what makes sense. But we wanted to create a character that occupied her own iconography.”
Thompson’s argument is quite understandable. In the recent Thor: Ragnarok trailer, the promo gave glimpses of Valkyrie in action. Compared to the comics, the character’s visual representation is quite different and exciting to see.
The character’s costume didn’t seem to concentrate on upping the character’s sex appeal. Instead, as stated by the actress earlier, she seems to have her own iconography.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theatres on November 17th, 2017. But a new report has confirmed that fans in the UK will get to experience the film 10 days prior to its release in the UK.
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Source: LA Times
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