Loki and Valkyrie are now in the midst of a battle in the latest image that surfaced from Thor:Ragnarok. For Thor’s third solo film, Marvel Studios is now breaking free of all the template for recent previous Thor films.
The God of Thunder and The Incredible Hulk are not the only characters that’ll be going one-on-one in Thor: Ragnarok!
They’ve handed the reins to the franchise over to Taika Waititi. And to that he’s instantly injected Ragnarok with colour, humor and one of the biggest supporting cast yet. Chris Hemsworth will still get the meat of the story – with his friend Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) joining in. But all the rest of the cast is a great mixture of new faces and familer ones.
One of the most popular recurring characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far greatly has been Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – who is now back for a fourth appearance in Ragnarok. As recently shown in the Ragnarok comic con trailor, he’ll be part of Team Thor alongside his brother. And also another former enemy, and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). His dynamic with the latter has not been shown before, but the recent first image of the two shows that there’s some room for improvement.
Loki vs Valkyrie
We’ve had quite a few action-packed images from Thor: Ragnarok recently, but this one of the latest still teases a showdown between two characters that were weren’t necessarily expecting to see.
Recently a new image has surfaced online from Thor: Ragnarok. That’s showing Loki and Valkyrie in the midst or at the end of a duel. Both of them have their daggers drawn, yet their matching defensive abilities have usually left them both tied up. The original source of the photo is not yet known. But a higher-res version should come out from said source sooner rather than later.
While the likely cause of Loki and Valkyrie’s disagreement is yet unknown. It appears to happen while they are still on Sakaar. The recent marketing has shown that Valkyrie helps capture Thor and serves The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). But Loki still appears to be well-liked on that planet, since he’s been shown sitting right next to Grandmaster during said fight. However, we all know that at some of the point during Team Thor’s escape from the planet. Thor and his allies find Loki chained up. It is likely possible that Valkyrie wins the fight pictured above and then chains him up. Or that this interaction may happens later (due to Valkyrie not trusting the god of mischief).
Regardless of inciting the incident, their difference will likely be set aside eventually. As both of them are shown standing on the Rainbow Bridge in Asgard with Thor and Hulk. As they ready themselfs for battle against Hela (Cate Blanchett). They will ultimately decide to do what is best for the fate of the galaxy. Only just because they ultimately make this decision, however, is hopefully not an indicator that this surfaced photo is part of a brief altercation. With Loki already being a fan-favorite and also Valkyrie primed to be a stand out. Giving the two of them a sort of memorable exchange would be a great sequence to include in the film.