Marvel Studios announced today (July 20) at San Diego Comic Con that Natalie Portman will reprise her role as Jane in the forthcoming flick, which was partially inspired by Jason Aaron's beloved comic book run, The Mighty Thor. So that will be the first order of business. At the time of Ragnarok's release, Thompson told Rolling Stone the film did "originally include. a glimpse of a woman exiting Valkyrie's bedroom".
"The answer is yes", Feige said of Valkyrie having an LGBTQ storyline.
Waititi is returning to direct the next installment, and it seems he is determined to make sure Valkyrie's sexuality is made explicit in the follow-up. Director Taika Waititi will be directing Thor 4, titled Thor: Love and Thunder.
Fans of the movies have applauded the move, with many hoping that Valkyrie will manage to find her queen in the form of Brie Larson's Captain Marvel. There's one major caveat to go with her return, though: she'll be wielding Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. She has some ideas.
All the actors joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Phase Four
Interestingly, Harbour's character in Stranger Things 3 butted heads quite a bit with an ill-fated character named Alexei. First up will be Scarlett Johansson headlining a Black Widow prequel film that will kick off the summer on May 1, 2020.
Natalie Portman will play a female version of Thor in the upcoming "Thor: Love and Thunder".
The lack of LGBTQ representation in its 23 films since 2008's Iron Man has frequently been the topic of outrage among queer fans. Honestly, if it hadn't been cut, it wouldn't have served the story or the character, and be just something to check off a box.
Not only is it a huge deal that Marvel is bringing LGBTQ representation to an upcoming film, but it is also extremely epic that the franchise is showcasing more and more female empowerment in their films.
Avengers: Endgame was a huge hit for Marvel, and Feige announced at the panel that it had officially passed James Cameron's 2009 hit Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time.