According To Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi Wants To Go More Into Valkyrie’s Sexuality

Tessa Thompson, as Valkyrie, is the first brazenly LGBTQ+ character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

Tessa Thompson' s Valkyrie From Thor: Ragnarok
Tessa Thompson’ s Valkyrie From Thor: Ragnarok

Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first brazenly LGBTQ+ heroine, and both she and Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi are intrigued concerning wherever this may take her. Valkyrie made her Marvel Medium Universe debut in Thor: Ragnarok in 2017.In a flashback to her time in Asgard, she was seen embracing a fellow feminine soldier, who, through a UN agency, was later discovered to be her lover. “It’s fully fantastic,” Thompson expressed in an interview with The Wrap. “We speak plenty concerning illustration, and positively, there’s still plenty of labor to be tired of in terms of the LGBTQIA community. But, if you verify the canon comics, there are numerous LGBT characters! ” Thompson commented on the challenges of presenting a same-sex romance onscreen in Valkyrie. She explained, relating the superhero action franchise’s time and genre constraints, “It’s tough as a result of Taika and I would’ve preferred to travel farther, but within the framework of the flicks, there is only so much we can do.” “Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of time dedicated to things like storylines in Marvel films normally.”

The title Love and Thunder will live up to its expectations:

The Poster Of Thor: Love and Thunder
The Poster Of Thor: Love and Thunder

However, it looks like the title “Love and Thunder” will live up to its expectations. “I believe that will be different on the new Thor, which is interesting,” Thompson remarked. “And getting to portray a character that isn’t traditionally written for someone who looks like me, all of that felt fantastic.” In 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, Valkyrie not only returned and battled alongside the Avengers against Thanos, but she also gained the title of King of New Asgard after Thor absconded. Love and Thunder is believed to centre on Jane Foster, who will follow in the footsteps of her comic book counterpart and become the Mighty Thor. Although Thompson has stated that she will be seeking for her queen, the future is uncertain with the status quo moving in numerous directions. She’ll also be demonstrating some new “erotic” abilities, according to Thompson.

The fourth instalment in the MCU’s Thor series, and Waititi’s second, is Thor: Ragnarok:

Behind-The-Scene Pic From Thor: Love and Thunder
Behind-The-Scene Pic From Thor: Love and Thunder

Love and Thunder, the fourth film in the MCU’s Thor trilogy and the second directed by Waititi, will be released on Friday, July 8. Thor, Valkyrie, Jane, Sif, Korg, and the Grandmaster will all be reprised by Chris Hemsworth, Thompson, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi, and Jeff Goldblum. Christian Bale will also make his MCU debut as the film’s antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher. Several characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy series are set to appear in Love and Thunder, including Star-Lord, Drax, Groot, Nebula, Mantis, and Kraglin.

Source: The Wrap

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