Tessa Thompson, who will play the role of Valkyrie in the upcoming Marvel superhero film Thor: Ragnarok, says she approached Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige with a group of other female Marvel Cinematic Universe superheroes and asked whether there is a possibility of an all-female superhero film in future like the Avengers ensemble.
She was speaking in a press conference for Thor: Ragnarok, and according to CBR.com, Kevin Feige laughed in response, and explained the intimidation that is caused when you are “tapped on the shoulder and turn around to find a gang of the MCU’s female powerhouses, all standing and waiting to hear what you have to say.”
Tessa Thompson also talked about the presence of female superhero teams in Marvel comics, especially Lady Liberators, who were a group of female Avengers, mind-controlled by Enchantress. The team was led by Valkyrie who was actually Enchantress in disguise. The other members in the original lineup were Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Wasp and Medusa. All of these characters have appeared in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and TV shows. In reponse, Kevin Feige was noncommittal, and did not either deny or confirm.
The early reviews of Thor: Ragnarok are in, and it seems the movie is going to be super fun with spectacular visuals, action and loads of humour. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and the cast also adds Cate Blanchett as the menacing Hela and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Thor: Ragnarok will release in theaters in November 3.