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Tessa Thompson would like more queer characters

Tessa Thompson is once again the spokesperson for an important message for the LGBTQIA community: in Marvel movies there is a need for more representation.

Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since his debut in Thor: Ragnarok in 2017, Tessa Thompson never backed down when it came to discussing the character’s sexuality.

Ruler of New Asgard, ally and great friend of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Valkyrie is the first openly queer character in the saga of films and TV series inspired by Marvel Comics. It is clear, therefore, that Thompson carries a considerable burden on his shoulders, that of representing part of the LGBTQ + community, of which she herself is a part, on the big screen in a fifteen-year-long franchise.

In 2018, interviewed by The Independent, the American actress discussed the matter, recalling a deleted scene in the final cut of Thor: Ragnarok in which a woman left Valkyrie’s bedroom after spending the night together. The sequence explicitly referred to Valkyrie’s bisexuality. Thompson admitted that “the scene wasn’t deleted because it was a problem for Marvel or Disney, it just didn’t make sense to put it in that context.”

Recently, interviewed by The Wrap, the actress returned to the subject, stating that she has wanting Valkyrie’s sexuality to be spelled out more directly in Thor: Love and Thunder.

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