Thor: Love and Thunder star Tessa Thompson has revealed her return as Valkyrie for the MCU.
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder is set to be one of the most expansive films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only will Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster take on the role of Mighty Thor, a first for the MCU, but Valkyrie will also be seen as the ruler of Asgard. With Asgard’s hierarchy about to change, so will the representation quest.
Valkyrie appears as one of the first openly LGBTQ characters in the MCU, paving the way for further representation. Thor: Love and Thunder will further develop the character, and there’s a chance we might even see the leader of Asgard with a new Queen. In a conversation with The Wrap, Thompson discussed her character, as well as the need to go even further with representation in the MCU.
“It’s totally exciting. We talk too much about representation and clearly, in terms of the LGBTQIA community, there’s still a lot of work to be done. But if you look at regular comics, there are a lot of quirky characters! It was hard because Taika (Waititi, who directed both of Thompson’s “Thor” movies) and I wanted to go even further, but in the context of the movies, there’s only so much we can do. thing. Unfortunately, there isn’t much time invested in the love stories in Marvel movies in general. I think that’s going to be a little different in the new “Thor,” which is interesting. And being able to play a character that historically wasn’t written for someone like me, all of that feels exciting. ”
Directed by Taika Waititi from a script he co-wrote with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn and Jeff Goldblum. Matt Damon, Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Russell Crowe were also on board.
Thor: Love and Thunder will be released on July 8, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news about Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie role in the upcoming Marvel movie and remember ordered Visit Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
The source: The Wrap
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