In a new tweet, actor Tessa Thompson dropped a major hint that indicated that she might be reprising her role as the Asgardian Valkyrie in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Avengers: Endgame.
While discussing her commitment to the Time's Up 4% challenge, a recent movement asking actors and producers to work with more female directors, Thompson said that she would try to speak to more female and POC journalists while promoting two films that she'll be appearing in this year, one in April and the other in June.
I also committed to Doubling the number of women and POC journalist covering the films I have coming out this year. (One in April and in June). TimesUpx2 https://t.co/WFFSXSwuhB— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) January 26, 2019
While Thompson's June release is the upcoming spin-off/sequel Men in Black: International, where she'll play Agent M, she doesn't currently have any other movies scheduled for release around April.
Give her confirmation that her character survived the events of Avengers: Infinity War and the release of images that indicated Valkyrie's presence in Endgame toylines, there's a very strong possibility that her reference to a film with an April release could be a confirmation about her role in Avengers: Endgame.
Thompson first appeared as the character in Thor: Ragnarok as an Asgardian Valkyrie who survived a previous attack on the Asgardian God of Death, Hela. She lived on Grandmaster's planet Sakaar, where she was known as Scrapper 142, a popular warrior with a penchant for sarcasm and drinking. After helping Thor and Loki escape from Sakaar and return home to Asgard, she helped in their fight against Hela and the eventual evacuation of Asgard's civilians before the city was destroyed.
In Avengers: Infinity War, co-director Joe Russo hinted that a portion of regular Asgardian civilians escaped the ship before Thanos slaughtered the remaining survivors in the time before the movie began. There is a strong possibility that Valkyrie may have been among those who helped with that last-minute evacuation and that she could've eventually taken refuge on Earth.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, 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 April 26, 2019.