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Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson Joins Fray in Avengers: Infinity War

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Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson Joins Fray in Avengers: Infinity War

The already-sprawling cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” appears to have gotten even larger.

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As filming of the Marvel Studios sequel moves from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Durham, England, “Thor: Ragnarok” actress Tess Thompson was captured in a fan’s selfie near historic Durham Cathedral, all but confirming that Valkyrie plays a role in the film.

When asked just last month about her future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thompson told Entertainment Weekly, “You never know where people will pop up. In the next phase, the hope is to find ways to interweave all these characters, and certainly with ‘Infinity War,’ those are the culmination of a lot of work since ‘Iron Man.’ She’s part of the tapestry now. For me, it’s exciting to join at a time with young actors like Brie Larson and Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. We’re all hopefully going to meet in one of these movies.”

Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo have also been spotted filming at Durham Cathedral, so it’s possible Thompson’s scenes will involve Thor and Bruce Banner/the Hulk.

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Opening Nov. 3, director Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War” boasts a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives in theaters May 4, 2018, with the untitled sequel opening May 3, 2019.

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