‘Thor: Love and Thunder’s Tessa Thompson Teases Valkyrie’s LGBTQ Romance

In a new interview, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’s Tessa Thompson teases the LGBTQ romance the upcoming film will explore.
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Thor: Love and Thunder teases its main focus in the name of the film. While we’ll get our usual action, director Taika Waiti teased that he wanted to explore romance just a bit more in the upcoming project. There have been quite a few rumors that Valkyrie might have a romance of her own throughout the film’s story, and Tessa Thompson teased what’s to come in an interview with The Wrap. She shares her excitement on exploring this new aspect of her character in the film, as she states that:

It’s totally exciting. We talk so much about representation and obviously, in terms of the LGBTQIA community, there’s still so much work to be done. But if you look at the comics in the canon, there are so many queer characters! It’s hard because Taika (Waititi, who directed both of Thompson’s “Thor” films) and I would’ve even liked to go further, but in the context of the movies, there’s only so much we can do. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of time invested in love stories in Marvel movies in general. I think that will be a little different on the new “Thor,” which is exciting. And getting to play a character that historically is not written for somebody that looks like me, all of that felt exciting.

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It would be interesting to find out what their original vision might’ve been, but there’s always the chance they could expand it through a Disney+ series or spinoff film at a later time. Valkyrie is a character with a lot of history that is worth exploring. If Waititi still has some stories he wants to tell – and he’s also no stranger to long-form storytelling, there might be a chance that he and Tessa Thompson can take another swing at it later down the line, as it’s definitely a story worth telling.

Source: The Wrap

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