During the Thor portion of Saturday's panel, Thompson came on stage and told the crowd"In her first day as king of Asgard, I think Valkyrie has to find her queen. She has a few ideas. That movie, coming in Novemberis based on a race of superpowered beings created by Jack Kirby in
Among a collection of beloved superheroes and the most hardcore villain in recent memory"Avengers: Endgame" includes the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first openly gay character — but the inclusion isn't as revolutionary as one might expect. The character, played by co-director Joe Russo himself, appears briefly in an early scene as a member of a post-Thanos support group, led by Captain America. People on Earth are seen trying to grapple with half of the population having vanished.
But one moment left much to be desired, especially when you consider the context surrounding it. The point of the group, Steve explains, is to work towards becoming whole again even though half of the world is gone. Perfect example: leaving the house and going out on a date.
After a whole decade of adopting Marvel's comics for the big screen, which has spawned 23 interconnected movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still noticeably starved of LGBTQ characters. Marvel Studios' filmmakers and executives have historically tiptoed around the issue. Director James Gunn infamously explained the lack of representation in "Guardians of the Galaxy" by saying, "We don't really know who's gay and who's not. It could be any of them.
Valkyrie in the comics is a big ole lesbian so I doubt she would give your opinion any thought. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play!
Avengers: Endgame has broken every record going since its release. The film was also notable for introducing Marvel's first openly gay character. But some fans are disappointed because the character's role was so small.
She is straight in the comic books but, many of the comic variations of Captain Marvel are queer, and it's not unheard of for Marvel to change things up on screen. Not only that but there are theories that Captain Marvel falls in love with Valkyrie. And now Brie and Tessa have low-key alluded to it.
And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play! Just a nightmare. A total nightmare.
It's taken 22 movies, but Avengers: Endgame has introduced the first openly gay character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Billed as the concluding chapter for the current Avengers franchise, Endgame features a brief cameo by one of the movie's directors, Joe Russo, playing a gay man. The non-superhero character appears briefly in a support group of people mourning loved ones who were dusted by Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.