Tessa Thompson Set to Play Marvel’s First LGBTQ Superhero

San Diego Comic-Con gave fans a lot of exciting entertainment information to chew on, including some tidbits about Mavel’s upcoming slate of films. Saturday’s panel revealed that 2021’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” will feature Natalie Portman as a female Thor in the film, which also stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. There was also a tease regarding Thompson’s character Valkyrie, who will be looking for her “queen” in the installment.

Tessa confirmed, “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.”

Marvel’s President Kevin Feige had this to say when asked about LGBTQ being included in the franchise’s next chapter, telling Gizmodo, “The answer is yes. 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.’”

Sure, there were plenty of “Thor” clues, but Marvel also revealed that Scarlett Johansson will star in her own Black Widow film. Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has also landed the role of Blade. Awkwafina and Simu Liu will star in “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.” Plus, Angelina Jolie will appear in “The Eternals.”

Comic-Con saw the unveiling of trailers for anticipated films and TV shows like “IT Chapter 2,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” and the final season of “Arrow.” There was also a “Game of Thrones” panel, which addressed criticism of the show’s final season.

What movies and shows are you the most excited about?


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