Tessa Thompson is cool in all black at the 2015 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani in NYC.

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The actress is set to play the female lead in the third installment of the Thor franchise.

Sydney Scott
Apr, 12, 2016

Tessa Thompson has just become the newest member of the Marvel universe.

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The Creed actress has signed on to play the female lead in the third installment of the Thor franchise, Thor: Ragnarok. Details about the role haven't leaked, but since Natalie Portman won't be reprising her role it's rumored that Thompson will be the new love interest.

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Thompson is also set to appear in Alex Garland's Annihilation, the follow-up to sleeper hit Ex Machina. Looks like Thompson's got a big year ahead.

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