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.
“The answer is yes,” Feige told io9 of Valkyrie having an LGBTQ storyline. “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.”
There has long been a lack of representation in comic book films — especially when it comes to the LGBTQ community, which makes the news even more exciting. And it’s safe to say: fans can’t wait!
Even Lena Waithe is stanning out over the news, recently stating, “Shit. Just. Got. Real.”
The next order of business: figuring out who will play Thompson’s queen.