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OMG, Thor: Love and Thunder Confirms Valkyrie Is LGBT

The most diverse Marvel movie yet.

Marvel just keeps hitting us with amazing news and the new Thor movie Thor: Love And Thunder is the icing on the cake. Thor: Love and Thunder is deviating from typical superhero standards and I’ve never been more excited for a Marvel movie in my life.

With Comic-Con came the announcement that Natalie Portman is returning to the MCU universe, and is going to be playing a new Thor. Before you freak out, don’t worry – Chris Hemsworth is also going to be in the film as Thor. I don’t think they’re killing him off. With the new Guardians of the Galaxy also coming out not far from Thor: Love And Thunder, it’s more likely that he’s going to move on from his place as protector of the realm and instead going to go on adventures with his gang of misfits.

We’re going to have not one lead female hero but two, because Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie is back. And if you weren’t frothing at the mouth with excitement already, then just wait till you hear this reveal: Valkyrie is bisexual. Yup. It’s confirmed.

I mean, it was heavily implied in Thor: Ragnarok when she was mourning her past warrior partner who died for her, but some people still seemed to think they were just gal pals.

Jokes on them though, because her sexuality is confirmed now and we’re happy for her. Valkyrie is going to have an explicitly queer relationship as she searches for her Queen, which seems to be her mission as new leader of Asgard.

“As new king, she needs to find her queen.” – Tessa Thompson.

I won’t lie that my brain immediately went to Jane Foster’s Thor and Valykrie being a total power couple, but since she’s probs already OG Thor’s love interest that’s unlikely. Which means, we’re going to get another female character for Valkyrie. What does it say about superhero movies that we’re excited over like, three women being in the same movie?

Either way, it’s great to have this representation. And what’s even better is that Tessa Thompson herself is bisexual. In a world where white people are often cast to play ethnics *cough* Scarlett Johanson *cough*, or cis actors are often cast as trans characters, it’s refreshing and important to see an LGBT+ actor actually play an LGBT+ character. And the fact that she’s a WOC as well? We love.

Image Sources: Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures, Twitter @TessaThompson, @scandalousloki, @MarvelStudios. 

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