Thank the Norse gods!!!
Many (if not all) of us noticed that a few key characters were missing from the events of Avengers: Infinity War. Sure, you can't include everyone in a movie already packed to the rafters with famous heroes, but some didn't even had excuses for their absences.
Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) had the iron clad excuses of being under house arrest after Captain America: Civil War, while Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is bouncing around in space somewhere. Ant-Man and the Wasp also gave us another bit of knowledge, explaining that Scott is now stuck in the Quantum Realm.
But what about Korg (Taika Waititi), Miek, and, of course, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)? All three of these characters were passengers aboard the Asgardian refugee ship at the end of Thor: Ragnarok, so where did they go? Did they survive Thanos and the Black Order's assault at the start of Infinity War? And if they did get away before the ship was boarded, did they survive Thanos's deadly snap?
Well, we can't speak for Korg or Miek, but Tessa Thompson offered a possible explanation of Valkyrie's fate. When asked on Twitter, "Did Valkyrie disintegrate?" Thompson answered with, "No, she's in one piece and THRIVING." She followed this with the fencing emoji, a possible reference to the character's sword from her time with Odin's elite fighting force.
Whether this constitutes an actual plot spoiler or just a little cheeky humor on Thompson's part is yet to be seen. There's no way that Marvel Studios would let her give away such critical information about the next Avengers, but as the old saying goes, no news is good news.
If we didn't see Valkyrie die during Infinity War, then we can assume she's alive and well, somewhere out there in the cosmos. Maybe she was drinking heavily in a galactic bar when a number of its patrons began to dissapear. Or maybe, we'll see her briefly in March's Captain Marvel, which is heavily set in space.
What we do know for sure is that the Avengers are going to need all the help they can get in defeating Thanos and reversing the effects of the Infinity Gauntlet. Valkyrie already succeeded in defeating one god of death (Cate Blanchett's Hela). It's time she put those deity-killing skills to good use again.
Captain Marvel arrives on March 8, while Avengers 4 opens May 3.