Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie has quickly become a fan favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after her appearance in Thor: Ragnarok and many viewers are looking forward to seeing her again in Avengers: Endgame.
Speaking with Variety, Thompson was not hesitant to speak about the character’s sexuality.
“In the canon, [Valkyrie] is bisexual. You see her with women and men, so that was my intention in playing her,” she said.
When asked what MCU characters Valkyrie might be romantically interested in, Thompson said, “Obviously, at the forefront of most of these stories is not typically their romantic life. They have big stakes, like saving the world.”
“I hear on the Internet there’s been a lot of triangular conversations around Captain Marvel, Valkyrie, and Thor, and I think a communal spoon — just a spoon between friends that are hard-working would be a nice thing," she added.
Thompson went on to say she would be open to a polyamorous relationship between the three characters as well.
“[Stan Lee’s] vision is the idea: what makes you different is actually your superpower," she continued. "And when we’re living inside of a robust time to be able to say to people that they can love who they want to love, they can be who they want to be. It’s perfect to include those narratives inside of this world."
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film opens Friday worldwide.