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Tessa Thompson To Play Marvel’s First LGBTQ Superhero In New ‘Thor’ Movie

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Tessa Thompson To Play Marvel’s First LGBTQ Superhero In New ‘Thor’ Movie

Tessa Thompson To Play Marvel’s First LGBTQ Superhero In New ‘Thor’ Movie

Just when we thought we saw plenty of greatness from the latest Marvel films, it appears that they just took things up a notch!

Following the amazing news that Mahershala Ali will be the next ‘Blade’ in the upcoming Marvel film, it was also revealed that actress Tessa Thompson will take on the role as Valkyrie with a little more spice in “Thor: Love and Thunder!”

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According to Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Tessa will get a chance to explore her LGBTQ identity in the new film. When asked by i09 if Valkyrie will be the first LGBTQ superhero, Feige said, “The answer is yes. 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,” The Blast quotes. Tessa also teased the idea during Comic-Con on Saturday. She told the crowd,

“The answer is yes. 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.'” Tessa also teased the idea during Comic-Con on Saturday. Tessa told the crowd,

“As new King, she needs to find her new queen, so that’ll be her first order of business, she has some ideas. I’ll keep you posted.”

During the Marvel panel, the studio confirmed Thor 4’s full, official title: Thor: Love and Thunder. Disney also confirmed Thor: Love and Thunder’s release date: November 5, 2021.

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