Joining her Creed co-star Michael B. Jordan (a.k.a. Michael Bae Jordan), who starred in last year's disappointing Fantastic Four, actress Tessa Thompson will also enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year. Thompson will star in the third and next installment of Thor (titled Thor: Ragnarok) as Chris Hemsworth's love interest. According to Deadline's sources, she'll also be playing a "kind of superhero," whatever that means. Either way, this is extremely exciting news.
Shooting for the film begins this summer and the film is set for a Nov. 3, 2017 release. Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, and Bruce Banner/Hulk Mark Ruffalo also star while New Zealand funnyman Taika Waititi (who did What We Do in the Shadows with Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement) will direct—undoubtedly his biggest project to date. Natalie Portman, who starred opposite Hemsworth in the previous two Thor films, will not be returning, but she will, funnily, star in Ex Machina director Alex Garland's next film, Annihilation, alongside Thompson. The 32-year-old Thompson is having her big moment right now, thanks to noteworthy performances in Creed, Dear White People, and Selma. The Marvel casting will only bump up her profile even more.
Make sure to read our interview with Thompson here.