Read on and find out why Valkyrie characters sexuality was cut from Thor: Ragnarok. The character is originally a lesbian, but the director changed her to bi-sexual. Find out why…
If you are familiar with the character of Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, then you know her background. The only glimpse of he sexuality is during a flashback when her female comrade is shot from the sky by the Hela, The Goddess of Death.
“There’s a great shot of me falling back from one of my sisters who’s just been slain. In my mind, that was my lover.”
In the Marvel universe, Valkayrie is an Avenger whose name is Samantha Parrington. She is well educated and a feminist as well as an Heiress and adventurer. Another thing you might not know is that Amora magically transformed Samantha into a raging, man-hating facsimile of the Asgardian warrior goddess Brunnhilde the Valkyrie.
It’s a bit confusing when you get into the mythology and folklore of Marvel superheroes, but its equally interesting.
“She’s bi. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play! Val is Bi in the comics & I was faithful to that in her depiction. But her sexuality isn’t explicitly addressed in Thor: Ragnarok.”
At one point, there was a scene in Thor: Ragnarok that would have, albeit subtly, addressed it directly.
“Thompson even summoned the courage to pitch Waititi on making Valkyrie bisexual, based on her comic book relationship with anthropologist Annabelle Riggs. [S]he convinced Waititi to shoot a glimpse of a woman walking out of Valkyrie’s bedroom. He kept it in the film as long as he could; eventually the bit had to be cut because it distracted from the scene’s vital exposition. Pay attention to her agony in a flashback where Blanchett’s Goddess of Death murders the rest of Valkyrie’s warrior clan.”