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This Historically White Marvel Character Got Replaced By An Afro-Latina In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ And We Couldn’t Be Happier

There’s a lot to be excited about in the new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok.” Some are excited for the return of everyone’s favorite green monster:

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Cate Blanchett joins as Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki and we get to see short hair on Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

But others are more excited the Thor-capturing bad-ass Valkyrie played by none other than Tessa Thompson.

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Tessa has been killing it lately. She played one of the leads in “Dear White People,” she was Bianca in Creed and played Charlotte Hale, the big boss, on HBO’s hit “Westworld.” She’s also Afro-Latina, her father is of Panamanian descent and her mother is of Mexican and European descent.

And from what we see in the trailer, Tessa Thompson Valkyrie kicks ass.

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It appears that she’s responsible for helping capture Thor after he is stripped of his hammer, Mjöllnir and dropped on a junk planet.

Thompson, as Valkyrie helps keep Thor prisoner in the trailer.

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I’d be backing away slowly if I’d gotten Thor chained up, too.

She then appears to sell Thor over to The Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum, in a look that you can legit see him wearing on like a Tuesday.

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At this point, this movie is just like Gladiator. Where’s Russel Crowe?

Check the trailer below to see Tessa Thompson kicking butt and Thor reuniting with the homie.

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