When Marvel Studios launched Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she turned the primary brazenly LGBTQ character to look within the comedian guide movie world. In a latest interview, Thompson spoke about her character, and why it was so vital for her to proceed to be a great consultant for the LGBTQIA group.
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“It’s totally exciting,” Thomspon instructed The Wrap when requested about being the primary brazenly LGBTQ+ character within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “We talk so much about representation and obviously, in terms of the LGBTQIA community, there’s still so much work to be done. But if you look at the comics in the canon, there are so many queer characters! It’s hard because [director Taika Waititi] and I would’ve even liked to go further, but in the context of the movies, there’s only so much we can do.”
Thompson went on to say that, whereas love tales within the Marvel movies usually take a while to construct up, she’s assured that the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder will at the very least showcase extra of her character.
“Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of time invested in love stories in Marvel movies in general,” Thompson mentioned. “I think that will be a little different on the new Thor, which is exciting. And getting to play a character that historically is not written for somebody that looks like me, all of that felt exciting.”
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Thor: Love and Thunder will characteristic the return of Chris Hemsworth because the God of Thunder, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Natalie Portman, whose Jane Foster is now anticipated to tackle the mantle of the Mighty Thor and can be wielding the long-lasting Mjolnir. Oscar-winner Christian Bale may even be making his return to the superhero style as he indicators on for the villainous position of Gorr the God Butcher.
Thor: Love and Thunder is as soon as once more being directed by Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which would be the follow-up to Waititi’s wildly profitable 2017 sequel Thor: Ragnarok.
The movie is presently slated for a July 8, 2022, theatrical launch.