Wednesday at the Thor: Ragnarok press junket, actress Tessa Thompson (who plays Valkyrie in the upcoming film) related an anecdote about approaching Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige with a group of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s female heroes to ask about the possibility of an all-female team-up movie in the future.
Feige laughed, explaining to press including CBR the intimidation factor that comes into play when you’re “tapped on the shoulder and turn around to find a gang of the MCU’s female powerhouses, all standing and waiting to hear what you have to say.”
Thompson continued, saying that she’s sure there’s a precedent in Marvel for all-female teams, and name-dropped the Lady Liberators as an inspiration for the idea. Feige was impressed by the deep-cut reference, but was unable to confirm or deny any future projects in the works.
The Lady Liberators were originally a ’70s all-female team sparked by Enchantress, disguising herself as Valkyrie to manipulate other female heroes into doing her bidding. The original lineup included MCU characters like Wasp, Scarlet Witch and Black Widow. The team was reformed in 2008, with She-Hulk in the lead.
Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett and Karl Urban, will be released Nov. 3 (with select screenings starting on Nov. 2) from Marvel Studios.
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