Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.

After Anthony Mackie’s disparaging comments on Marvel, Thor actor Tessa Thompson opens up about MCU’s future

Actor Tessa Thompson is worked up about the way forward for illustration within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thompson, who performs the primary confirmed LGBTQ hero within the MCU, King of Asgard Valkyrie, stated, “we’re really talking about what representation looks like in those spaces.”

Speaking to actor Ramy Youssef in an episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors collection, Thompson stated, “The truth is these movies travel globally in such huge ways, and if you can represent people that are of colour, if you can represent people with disabilities, if you can represent the LGBTQIA community inside of these films, it’s a pretty big deal.”

She added, “I think it’s really important for everybody, but for young people especially, to be able to show up to those movies and see projections of themselves. So I’m really excited that we’re able to continue to push the bounds of that and that I’m able to do that with Valkyrie. Because there’s so many cool queer characters in the comic books, and they should have a place on screen.”

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Thompson’s phrases come mere days after her Marvel co-star Anthony Mackie expressed dissatisfaction at Marvel’s dealing with of race behind-the-scenes on a number of of its movies. “It really bothered me that I’ve done seven Marvel movies where every producer, every director, every stunt person, every costume designer, every PA, every single person has been white,” Mackie had stated, additionally in an Actors on Actors episode.

Marvel is making an attempt to diversify each in entrance of and behind the digicam on its future tasks. Ryan Coogler will return to jot down and direct Black Panther 2; Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals, starring a multiracial forged and reportedly function the collection’ first homosexual kiss; Cate Shortland directed Black Widow; Destin Daniel Cretton is directing Shang-Chi, starring a principally Asian forged, and Deborah Chow is in talks to direct future tasks.

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