Thor 4: Tessa Thompson Looks Gorgeous in New Valkyrie Armor (Photo)

Tessa Thompson Valkyrie Thor: Love and Thunder
By Richard Nebens

Marvel Studios is now officially ready for its 2022 slate, including three consecutive sequels on the movie side following up on stories from the Infinity Saga. One of these is July's Thor: Love and Thunder, which brings back Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder alongside returning supporting players like Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster.

With Love and Thunder still being more than six months away from its debut, fans have seen very little in terms of official material from the summer blockbuster. Behind-the-scenes photos have teased Thor and Jane's relationship coming back into play while other images show a bigger Hemsworth than ever before, but plot details are scarce for the time being.

Recently, a leaked official poster for the movie showed off yet another new costume for Thor as he gets back into God shape and rocks his classic Asgardian style once again. Now, fans are getting a look at a new set of threads for the newly-appointed Asgardian leader as well.

New Look at Valkyrie's Love & Thunder Threads

Twitter user @ReginaBenavid18 shared what appears to be a selfie from Tessa Thompson in her new Valkyrie costume from Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder. Thompson's new threads have a black & white theme throughout, and she's also sporting braids with part of her head shaved on the side.

This look appears similar to the one seen on a leaked piece of merchandise that shows Valkyrie alongside Chris Hemsworth's Thor and Natalie Portman's Jane Foster.

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A better look at her costume can be seen in one of the first official posters for Thor: Love and Thunder as Valkyrie flies through the air on her pegasus, wielding a sword in her left hand.

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An Updated Look for Queen Valkyrie of Asgard

Marvel Studios is well-known for having one of the strongest costume games in the industry. Evidence of this can be found in Phase 4 alone from Elizabeth Olsen's look in  WandaVision to Tom Holland's various Spidey suits in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Major players like Valkyrie are usually in line for costume upgrades with each new appearance, and after reusing her Thor: Ragnarok outfit in Avengers: Endgame, Thompson is surely due for an upgrade.

While the reasoning is unclear, Valkyrie's outfit in Love and Thunder boasts a simpler change in terms of coloring when compared to Hemsworth's slightly more gaudy new costume. Whether this is to tease her new responsibilities as Asgard's ruler or if it's for other reasons is a mystery, but no matter what she has to tackle after Avengers: Endgame, she will boast quite the impressive look while doing so.

Now, fans continue to wait for more information on what Valkyrie and her team will be up to as they tackle new challenges both in New Asgard and throughout the cosmos. With Christian Bale's Gorr the God Butcher posing a serious threat to the Asgardians, Thompson's heroine will have to bring her A-game while taking on more duties in her new role.

Thor: Love and Thunder will debut in theaters on July 8, 2022.

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