Tessa Thompson’s performance as Valkyrie in Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is getting the strongest notices in early reaction to the film, and the actress has revealed that she used that power recently to help push for something that Marvel is now considering – an all-female superhero team-up film.
Speaking at the press conference for “Thor: Ragnarok” recently (via Collider), Thompson said: “Recently I marched up with a couple of other women who work in Marvel and [asked Kevin] ‘How about a movie with some female superheroes? Like all of them.'”
Marvel’s Kevin Feige continued the story, saying: “It was a pretty amazing moment to be somewhere and have your shoulder be taped and turn around find every female hero we have is standing there going, ‘How about it?’ And I said ‘yes.'”
Thompson then pointed out that the comics set a precedent for the idea with the ‘Lady Liberators,’ a team of female Avengers first assembled in 1970 in a one-off issue. The team consisted of Valkyrie, Wasp, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and Medusa.
Of course there’s no guarantee at all that such a project could go forward, and no-one is letting slip what will happen after the fourth “Avengers” which is expected to change the MCU drastically.