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Tessa Thompson has a response for anyone concerned with her whereabouts in Infinity War

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Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead:

Despite its gargantuan call sheet, Avengers: Infinity War was missing a few notable characters: Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. Hawkeye and Ant-Man’s absences were addressed, and the latter’s definitely makes sense with Ant-Man And Wasp slated to drop this summer, but Valkyrie, who debuted in last fall’s Thor: Ragnarok, had absolutely no presence in the film’s two-and-a-half hours. This is especially disconcerting considering the flick opens with Thanos legit decimating the Asgardian refugee ship seen in the end of Ragnarok, raising the possibility that she’s one of the dozens of bodies strewn across that opening set piece.


The good news is that that’s not Marvel’s style, and Thompson’s wildly busy schedule—she’s a Westworld regular, just co-starred in Annihilation, and is making the festival rounds with soon-to-be cult hit Sorry To Bother You—probably just means the studio’s keeping her in pocket until Avengers 4 rears its head. 

Thompson did address her absence, however, tweeting out a picture of Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes holding a goat with the caption “me in Infinity Wars.”

If you’re confused, you’ll find answers here. @Tessasgoats promises “a new picture of tessa thompson as a goat every day,” and the actress has proven herself to be a true-blue fan of the account. Really, though, who wouldn’t be.


Now, if only someone could explain where Howard the Duck was, we could finally just enjoy it.


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Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.