New Captain Marvel 2 Photo Hints at Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie Appearance

By Pierre Chanliau Posted:
Valkyrie and Captain Marvel

Recently, fans went a little crazy when they saw Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan wearing a t-shirt with Captain Marvel and Valkyrie on it standing side-by-side. The last and only time Brie Larson's Carol Danvers and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie were on screen together was during the scene in Avengers: Endgame with (nearly) every female superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe fighting off Thanos and his army together.

After that scene, many actresses from that scene have hoped that the idea could be continued into another film, which could now be closer to happening. However, in a shocking bit of news, one eagle-eyed fan spotted evidence of the two heroines reuniting once more in The Marvels through a set photo from a cast member.

Valkyrie Joining Forces With Captain Marvel

Twitter user @haIobearers discovered that actress Zenobia Shroff, who will be playing Kamala Khan's mother, Muneeba Khan, in Ms. Marvel and The Marvels, had unknowingly posted a set of headshots in a picture of her celebrating with the cast and crew of The Marvels.

The Marvels Cast

The headshots, seen in the top right of the photo above, show nine actors, including (from left to right) Brie Larson, Twyonah Paris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton, and Park Seo-Joon.

The Marvels Cast

Unsurprisingly, the headshot third from the right seems to be Lashana Lynch, who played Maria Rambeau, Monica's mother, in Captain Marvel,

Lashana Lynch

However, this user spotted another unexpected headshot next to it. To the right of Lynch is an unmistakable headshot of Tessa Thompson, who is set to return as Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Tessa Thompson

The only possible explanation for Thompson's headshot to be in a makeup room alongside the cast for The Marvels is her having a role in the Captain Marvel sequel.

The True Beginning of A-Force?

The Marvels already features Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, Kamala Khan, and now Valkyrie, which could be the slow beginnings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's take on the A-force team. As already teased in the now infamous scene in Avengers: Endgame, A-Force, in the comics, was a team comprised of various female superheroes like Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Medusa, and more.

It's unknown how much of a role Thompson will actually have in this sequel, and it could very well end up just being a cameo. Still, it'd be odd to have her headshot be in the middle of the cast if it was just that, especially next to a significant character like Maria Rambeau, who will most definitely factor into the conflict between Carol and Monica hinted at in WandaVision.

Kamala Khan T-Shirt Carol Valkyrie

This news is quite humorous considering that several months ago, it was shown there would be a reference to Valkerie in Ms. Marvel. Brie Larson herself has essentially campaigned for years to have Valkyrie appear alongside Danvers again, even saying that she'll "never stop loving this ship" when seeing fan art of the two superheroes together.

Fans will see how much Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie is involved in the sequel when they see The Marvels in theaters on February 17, 2023.

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Release Date
November 10, 2023
- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.