Tessa Thompson wants more inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Thor actress Tessa Thompson opened up about what she wants the MCU to look like going forward while speaking to The Wrap. “We talk so much about representation, and obviously, in terms of the LGBTQIA+ community, there’s still so much work to be done,” she said.
While there are a few queer characters in the MCU movies, including her character Valkyrie who is bisexual, she noted there is room for way more. “But if you look at the comics in the canon, there are so many queer characters!”
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She also admitted to wanting to do more with the Thor movies. “It’s hard because Taika (Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok) and I would’ve liked to go further, but in the context of the movies, there’s only so much we can do,” she said. “Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of time invested in love stories in Marvel movies in general.”
However, she does believe there is a brighter future ahead. “I think that will be a little different in the new Thor, which is exciting,” she said. “And getting to play a character that historically is not written for somebody that looks like me, all of that felt exciting.”
We will just have to see if Valkyrie, finds love when Thor: Love and Thunder comes out on July 8, 2022.
One thing we know for sure is that the DC Comics universe is becoming more inclusive. That’s because trans actress Ivory Aquino is joining the Batgirl cast. She’s set to play Alysia Yeoh, batgirl’s roommate, and best friend who is also trans.
— Batgirl Film News 🦇 (@BatgirlFilm) January 17, 2022
It’s safe to say we are here for more inclusion in all superhero movies!