It’s not long to go now until Thor: Love and Thunder.
Alongside Chris Hemsworth’s titular role and Natalie Portman as the female God of Thunder, fan-favourite Tessa Thompson is coming back as Valkyrie.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally embracing its LGBTQ+ contingent as Valkyrie’s sexuality will give her a new love interest. Speaking at this year’s Comic-Con International, Thompson told the massive Hall H panel, “As new king, she needs to find her queen.” Thankfully, one MCU star has already put their name forward.
One of the MCU’s biggest mysteries is where Lady Sif has gone. Heading back to the early days of the world’s highest-grossing franchise, Jaimie Alexander suited up as the feisty Asgardian. Following her fleeting role in Thor: The Dark World, Sif had sporadic appearances in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but has been MIA in the MCU since 2015.
When IGN ran an article on the Marvel characters who could be Valkyrie’s queen, Alexander shared it on Twitter alongside the captions “raises hand”.
>raises hand< ?? https://t.co/d2kKkUUYWP— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) July 30, 2019
Only recently, the Twitterverse exploded when fan art of Thompsons’ Valkyrie being loved up with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel started doing the rounds.
Boasting a similar display of rainbow-coloured pride, it looks like fans are more than happy with Lady Sif making an honest woman out of Valkyrie.
whew i feel a sif+valkyrie/captain valkyrie love triangle coming up pic.twitter.com/RAYFDcHrj9— ? (@larsunsbrie) July 30, 2019
Imagine Lady Sif and Valkyrie together. Two asgardian warriors. The POWER couple of the MCU.— Samantha || Remi Briggs stan (@GilliesThough) July 30, 2019
YAAAAAS I NEED THIS pic.twitter.com/LKRAn8n6HZ— Audrey (@ablindspotter) July 30, 2019
lady sif is supposed to be getting her own show too so imagine valkyrie turning up in episodes to be with her queen pic.twitter.com/K0Epc5uc7k— tasnim (@louiscomet) July 30, 2019
I would love to see Lady Sif return and see Valkyrie in charge and just completely ignore Thor. https://t.co/BgqNTOFdzc— mario speedwagon (@StevenCrampton) July 30, 2019
so lady sif is going to be valkyrie’s queen???? pic.twitter.com/CNVLMVIkPR— leen? (@STARKLlNGS) July 30, 2019
Despite the casting cull of Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame, we’re still no closer to finding out where Sif has been. Alexander was supposed to appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with NBC’s Blindspot.
With the Warriors Three being killed off in Taika Waititi’s first entry, it turns out Alexander’s busy diary could’ve saved Sif. Who knows, maybe Valkyrie can bring her out of retirement?
When we last left Valkyrie, she was Earth-bound in the seaside town of New Asgard as Thor jetted off into the cosmos with the Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s unclear where the story goes next, but I’m guessing Valkyrie plans on building a bigger and better Asgard to rival the original.
Thanks to Thor: Ragnarok, we’ve seen Thor and Valkyrie grow to become some of the MCU’s funniest characters. Thor: Love and Thunder is sure to secure the future of Asgard after Ragnarok‘s devastation. With Portman making her long-awaited return, Alexander could be the next familiar face to find a new home in New Asgard. All we need now is a Loki cameo (we can but dream).
Find out more when Thor: Love and Thunder hits cinemas in 2021.
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