The star, currently receiving plaudits for her role in Carol, may be playing the “bad-ass female” for whom Marvel has been searching, possibly as Valkyrie. Stephany Folsom was recently hired to do a pass on the script, which will be directed by Taika Waititi. Chris Hemsworth will be returning as Thor, with Marc Ruffalo also appearing as Bruce Banner / The Hulk. Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander is expected to reprise her role as Sif.
Filming should start in sumer 2016 in Australia for a November 2017 release.