With the coronavirus pandemic placing a pause on summer season blockbusters, it’s been a quiet quarantine so far as Marvel information goes. However actor Tessa Thompson touted the significance of variety in the way forward for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an interview with Ramy Youssef as a part of Selection’s “Actors on Actors” collection.
Within the subsequent section of Marvel, “we’re actually speaking about what illustration appears to be like like in these areas,” mentioned Thompson, who performs Valkyrie, the primary confirmed LGBTQ hero within the MCU and the brand new king of Asgard.
“The reality is these films journey globally in such big methods, and if you happen to can symbolize individuals which might be of shade, if you happen to can symbolize individuals with disabilities, if you happen to can symbolize the LGBTQIA neighborhood inside of those movies, it’s a reasonably large deal,” Thompson mentioned.
Comedian e book narratives are all about how individuals’s variations make them particular, and even the villains come from a spot of trauma, she added.
“I feel it’s actually necessary for everyone, however for younger individuals particularly, to have the ability to present as much as these films and see projections of themselves. So I’m actually excited that we’re capable of proceed to push the bounds of that and that I’m in a position to try this with Valkyrie. As a result of there’s so many cool queer characters within the comedian books, and they need to have a spot on display screen,” Thompson mentioned.
So far as how that illustration would possibly look, director Taika Waititi earlier this yr supported the thought of Valkyrie’s being “explicitly queer” within the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder.” Thompson’s character was confirmed to be a part of the LGBTQ neighborhood at 2019 San Diego Comedian-Con, however thus far that a part of Valkyrie’s identification has been subtext.
Along with Thompson’s character, the upcoming movie “The Eternals” will function a homosexual couple, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed beforehand. Information about Marvel’s first homosexual kiss from the movie made the rounds again in February, with stories saying it was so emotional individuals cried on set.
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