Thor: Love and Thunder–Marvel First Out LGBTQ Hero (Gay Cinema)

Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie looks to be breaking ground for Marvel Studios as its first out LBGTQ hero.

In the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, Valkyrie assumed the role of ruler of New Asgard, the town populated by refugee Asgardians. “As new king of Asgard, she needs to find her queen. That will be the first order of business,” said Thompson during Marvel Studio’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con.

Thompson was talking about her character Valkyrie, who will be appearing in the fourth Thor movie, now titled Thor: Love and Thunder, which will also see the return of Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god and Natalie Portman, who will play female thor.

This isn’t the first time the actress has openly talked about her character’s sexuality.

Ahead of Thor: Ragnarok‘s release, Thompson said that director Taika Waititi pitched her the character as being bisexual, as she is portrayed in the comic books. (Waititi will be returning to write and direct Love and Thunder.)

However, the film itself did not address her sexuality. Thompson’s comments suggest that will change in Love and Thunder.

Valkyrie would be the first LGBTQ superhero in a Marvel movie.