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Thor 4: Tessa Thompson Valkyrie Confirmed as MCU's First LGBTQ Hero

Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok

Valkyrie will go in search of her queen in Thor: Love and Thunder, much to the delight of fans everywhere.

During Saturday night's Marvel Studios Hall H presentation at Comic-Con International in San Diego, actress Tessa Thompson seemed to suggest Valkyrie would be the first LGBTQ hero within Marvel's ever-expanding universe. As fans will recall, near the end of Avengers: Endgame, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) deems Valkyrie (Thompson) the new King of Asgard. This prompted the actress to tease her first move as the new King of Asgard. "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," said Thompson

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Following Marvel Studios' impressive Hall H panel, Feige hit the press line and spoke to the folks at i09 and confirmed that, yes, Valkyrie will serve as the first LGBTQ hero within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When asked if Valkyrie will be the first LGBTQ to be part of the MCU, Feige confirmed the assumptions made following Thompson's comments. "The answer is yes," he answered. "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."

Thompson and actress Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel, have been vocal about their support for a Valkyrie/Captain Marvel romance. Could Carol Danvers be a potential match for Asgard's new King? After all, Feige did tease that we'll see more representation across all films -- not just Thor 4. For now, we'll just have to wait and see what's in store for our Thors -- both Odinson and Jane -- and Valkyrie.

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Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder starring Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Chris Hemsworth arrives in theaters November 5, 2021.

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