Tessa Thompson Will Find Her “Queen” As First LGBTQ Superhero In Marvel Film


What’s a king without her queen?

That’s what Tessa Thompson has us wondering when she told a crowd at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend some exciting news about her role as Valkyrie in the Marvel series Thor.

“First of all, as new King [of Asgard], she needs to find her queen, so that will be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted,” Thompson shared.

Marvel president Kevin Feige later confirmed Thompson’s statement, making Valkyrie the first openly LGBTQ superhero in Marvel Cinematic Universe history.

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