July is an exciting month for Marvel fans as the long-awaited Thor: Love and Thunder will finally arrive in theaters. Alongside Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth's two mighty Thors, fans are also looking forward to Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, who is now the new King of Asgard.
In one of the trailers for the upcoming film, Valkyrie was spotted wielding a weapon that seemingly looks like Zeus' Thunderbolt. With Russell Crowe confirmed as Zeus for the upcoming film, it appears that Valkyrie is somehow up for an upgrade.
"There's some new moves," Thompson gets candid with Comicbook.com. "I'll be honest, I didn't like get to... I wish I had had more time. Val doesn't get as much time as she would like to with the Thunderbolt, but it was very fun. I hope Russell doesn't mind me saying this, but he's amazing with it obviously because it is his weapon so he really learned how to wield it. Sometimes he would rehearse outside of my trailer and I would watch him rehearsing, which was really fun. I also remember like when I first was playing Valkyrie and training for her and like with my sword with dragon Fang, I would just like take that thing everywhere and practice. So, it was very sweet to watch Russell win a tennis skirt, practicing his wielding abilities."
If Valkyrie gets her hand on the Thunderbolt, this might mean that Russell Crowe's Zeus might face an unfortunate fate in the upcoming film and would pass on the mystical weapon to Valkyrie. After all, a god-slaying villain is on the way to massacre all gods in the universe, which means Zeus and Thor’s lives are in danger. With that said, everybody certainly needs an upgrade.
Nevertheless, the newly-dropped trailer also spots Valkyrie using her original weapon from Thor: Ragnarok against Christian Bale's Gorr The God Butcher. Regardless of weapon, Valkyrie can surely stand on her own against the menacing villain, especially as the new Defender of Asgard.
Thor: Love and Thunder will hit the big screens on July 8.
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