Since landing the role of Thor in the MCU, Chris Hemsworth has won himself legions of adoring fans, and is likely no stranger to finding himself surrounded by squealing girls and fanboys. However, it seems the tables may be turned in #ThorRagnarok with Thor said to experience a fanboy moment of his own when meeting one of the film's new characters.
Thor's Fanboy Moment
Who exactly will have this effect on the God Of Thunder? Is it Jeff Goldblum's quirky Grandmaster or Doctor Strange, his soon to be fellow Avenger? Nope, its Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson. While the relationship between the pair will surely be complicated (Valkyrie captured Thor so he will become a competitor in the Grandmaster's game in their first meeting), Hemsworth has said that Thor will find himself very excited to meet her once he realizes her identity as a former member of the Valkyrior:
"It’s like Thor’s meeting his hero! And he’s absolutely smitten by her because of her history, and being a Valkyrie and all of that. But she’s also this beautiful woman so he’s kind of caught off guard. And she can, you know, she could beat the s*** out of him if she wanted. So I think he hasn’t come up against that very often."
An Asgardian Legend
Thor's excitement at meeting Valkyrie comes from the fact that her status in Asgardian legend predates his own birth. As the leader of the Valkyrior, a team of strong female warriors sworn to protect Asgard, Valkyrie is remembered as a talented military commander. Thor and Loki would have grown up hearing tales of her victories in battle. We can assume, since the Valkyrior does not appear to defend Asgard in the first two #Thor films, that a battle somewhere along the line went horribly wrong, eliminating the Valkyrior and leading to Valkyrie's current seclusion on Sakarr. This battle may have been against Hela, like the one seen briefly in the film's first trailer. For such a proud warrior, a massive failure such as this will be something Valkyrie is keen to forget.
As excited as Thor is to meet Valkyrie, she may not be at all happy to meet him.
Check out the latest trailer for Thor: Ragnarok here:
Which MCU hero would you most like to see have a total fan moment?
(Sources: Screen Rant)