Valkyrie Will Officially Be Marvel’s First LGBTQ Superhero

Tessa Thompson in “Thor: Ragnarok”

By Jude Dry

It’s official: Tessa Thompson ’s Valkyrie will be Marvel ’s first openly LGBTQ+ superhero. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently confirmed that the character will have an explicitly queer relationship of some kind in Marvel’s forthcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the fourth MCU movie centered around the hammer-wielding superhero played by Chris Hemsworth. Many have been wondering when the blockbuster franchise would introduce an LGBTQ character, including Thompson herself. […]

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