Jane Foster served as Thor’s love interest in Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World, but in Thor: Ragnarok, the two are broken up and the newest film in the franchise didn’t feature the God of Thunder finding love again. However, early drafts did feature a romance… between Thor and Valkyrie.
“It became more about the mutual respect,” screenwriter Eric Pearson told Collider about the removal of the characters’ romance, “[She’s] also dealing with her PTSD. She’s someone who’s drowning her sorrows in the bottle, and I just thought that was such a cool thing that you don’t often see in these movies: somebody dealing with extreme guilt and shame in a colorful, Taika Waititi[-directed] hilarious background.”
In October, actor Tessa Thompson confirmed Valkyrie’s bisexuality, though later noted that it was not explicitly addressed in the film. Additionally, a cut scene featuring a woman leaving Valkyrie’s bedroom meant to imply the character’s sexual orientation did not make it into the final version.
In theaters now, Thor: Ragnarok is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Taika Waititi starring 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/Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
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