Thor Ragnarok's Tessa Thompson Teases Valkyrie's Sword

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Tessa Thompson, Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, is learning to become one with her sword. At least that's what her Instagram feeds seems to imply. Om Wednesday, day 18 of filming on Thor: Ragnarok,the actress posted an image of a practice sword resting on her "Valkyrie" set chair, and wrote about her newly acquired bruises, abs, and fondness for swords:

Day 18 update: I have a lot of bruises. And suddenly abs from laughing so much. And I never want to not have a sword again. @thormovie

On Thursday she posted to Instagram that she was waking up at 3:40 a.m. for work. The screenshot of a woman saying "You are not a girl you are a Sword," from the 1976 Hindi film Balika Badhu, seems to suggest she was waking early for more sword training.

Me to myself upon waking at 3:40am for work

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It just goes to prove that being an Asgardian warrior entrusted with escorting the valiant dead to Valhalla is no easy task.

Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) from a screenplay by Stephany Folsom, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk.

Principal photography on Thor: Ragnarok began on July 4, 2016, at Village Roadshow Studios in Oxenford, Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia. Filming will also take place throughout Queensland, in Brisbane, and in Sydney, and is expected to continue through October 2016.

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