'Creed' Star Tessa Thompson Joining 'Thor 3'

She'll co-star with Chris Hemsworth — back as the Marvel superhero version of the Norse god of thunder — Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Mark Ruffalo and Cate Blanchett.
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Tessa Thompson

Creed star Tessa Thompson has landed a key role in Thor: Ragnarok.

The third installment of Marvel’s Norse myth-inspired franchise is heading toward a June start with Taika Waititi in the director’s chair.

Chris Hemsworth is back as the Marvel superhero version of the Norse god of thunder, with Tom Hiddleston and Jaimie Alexander among those who are also returning.

Also in the cast are Mark Ruffalo, as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, and Cate Blanchett.

Details on Thompson’s part have not been revealed, but she could be the female lead given that Natalie Portman, who was the female lead as Dr. Jane Foster in the previous two Thor installments, is not returning.

Thompson is due to also shoot Annihilation, Alex Garland’s follow-up to Ex Machina, opposite Portman this spring.

The actress’ other credits include Dear White People and Selma. She is also a lead in HBO's much-buzzed-about upcoming Westworld series. Thompson is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency, Mosaic and attorney Jeffrey Bernstein at Jackoway Tyerman.

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