Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has endorsed a romantic piece of fan art that shows Carol Danvers in a loving embrace with another one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most iconic female heroes.
The image from artist and character designer Beverly Love is a warm piece that shows Captain Marvel floating in the sky and carrying Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, who she's locked in a wistful gaze with. Larson fell in love with the image and posted it to her Twitter with the caption "We cute," which led to Thompson echoing her sentiments.
While the image is definitely a cute play on their friendship off-screen, it has also piqued fans' interest in the wake of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige indicating the next wave of the MCU will be more inclusive and diverse. The studio is set to have more LGBT characters and actors come into play with a gay lead reportedly being sought for The Eternals.
Coincidentally, Valkyrie was said to be bisexual but the shots depicting as such from Thor: Ragnarok were ultimately left on the cutting room floor. While some fans have been shipping Carol and Chris Hemsworth's Thor following their encounter in the latest Avengers: Endgame trailer, but many other fans believe there was some hidden potential gay subtext to Carol's character in Captain Marvel.
In any case, Captain Marvel and Valkyrie may very well share some screen time in Avengers: Endgame, which could mark their first shared cinematic appearance in the MCU.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto as Att-Lass, McKenna Grace as a young Carol Danvers and Annette Bening as the Supreme Intelligence. The movie is in theaters now.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.