Tessa Thompson came to fame after her magnanimous performance as the alcoholic, quixotic, steely, but kind-hearted Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok. It has already been confirmed that she will have a more substantial role in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. In her latest interview, she revealed many secrets and gave inside information regarding the next phase of the MCU!
She said that in the next phase, people can expect to see what true representation looks like. Since these movies have a global reach, it’s actually important for them to show people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disability.
She actually agreed that diversity has been an issue with the recent Marvel movies but she also gave a promising response and said that things are about to change. She said that young people come to the theatres to watch these films and it’s important to make them feel represented and valued. She wants to accept and embrace differences because that is the only way forward.
She critiqued and pointed out a major flaw in the MCU.
"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. But then when you do Black Panther, you have a Black director, Black producer, a Black costume designer, a Black stunt choreographer. And I'm like, that's more racist than anything else. Because if you only can hire the Black people for the Black movie, are you saying they're not good enough when you have a mostly white cast?"
She also appreciated how things are taking place in the Thor franchise. She was excited to see how queer community will be represented in the upcoming movie. She said:
"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."
Again, The Eternals is the first movie in the MCU where the superhero is openly gay. Hopefully, the conversation around diversity and representation will not be hushed any time soon, and we’ll be part of a universe that accepts and embraces individuality.
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