*Tessa Thompson (Creed) has joined the Marvel Universe.
After starring opposite Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s “Annihilation,” she’ll step into Marvel’s third installment of the “Thor” franchise as Chris Hemsworth’s love interest. That film is expected to start production at the end of July, reports Deadline:
Sources tell Deadline that Thompson’s character in Thor: Ragnarok will be a kind of superhero and will appear in other Marvel films as well. Thompson is a regular opposite Anthony Hopkins on HBO’s drama series Westworld, which resumed production this week.
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi and also stars Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Alexander, Mark Ruffalo and Lou Ferrigno. It’s scheduled for release November 3, 2017.