To celebrate the release of Thor: Love & Thunder, which opens in UK and US cinemas this weekend, we had the pleasure of chatting to star Tessa Thompson about the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a search for self-discovery. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Chatting with Thompson, we have a natter about Valkyrie’s return, her Annihilation reunion with friend Natalie Portman, working with the mad genius of Taika Waititi as well as her love of Old Spice (something Valkyrie comes into close contact with) and, given all the multiversal madness currently happening in the MCU, who could be her “alternate” versions down the line.

You can watch the full interview below:

Thor: Love & Thunder opens in UK cinemas on Thursday, July 7th.