Marvel Studios has been taken to task in the past for a lack of LGBTQ+ characters in its superhero films, a situation the studio has been working to change in recent years.
During Saturday’s Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Tessa Thompson’s “Thor: Ragnarok” character, Valkyrie, will be involved in an LGBTQ+ storyline in the upcoming sequel “Thor: Love and Thunder”.
“The answer is yes,” Feige said when asked about Valkyrie having an LGBTQ+ storyline, reports Gizmodo. “How that impacts the story remains to be seen with that level of representation you’ll see across our films, not in just ‘Thor 4’.”
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Thompson added some details about her character’s storyline, which involves her new role as ruler of Asgard.
“As new king, she needs to find her queen,” Thompson said during the panel. “That will be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted.”
During a subsequent chat with Collider, Feige said that Valkyrie won’t be the only LGBTQ+ Marvel superhero to hit the screen.
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“Yes that’s the case, and will be the case not just with [Valkyrie] but with other characters in some of the movies we talked about today,” he said in the video above.
Asked specifically about whether that would also hold true in “The Eternals”, Feige said, “Yes.”