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Will the MCU Become More Female-Driven? Tessa Thompson Hopes So

Elissa Smith | PopWrapped Author

Elissa Smith

Staff Writer
02/16/2018 9:51 am
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Will the MCU Become More Female-Driven? Tessa Thompson Hopes So  | Tessa Thompson
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While Marvel has given us some pretty bad ass heroines, there’s no denying that the franchise is still very much dominated by male characters. Hell, the Black Widow movie is only now semi-seriously getting underway, and Natasha has been around since Iron Man 2.

Well, one Marvel actress seems to think that the future is bright for her fellow female superheroes. Tessa Thompson, aka Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, is optimistic about where the MCU is headed and has even expressed her own interest in an all-female Marvel movie. While Thompson has admitted in an interview with IGN that she can’t confirm anything, apparently Marvel has given her a very positive impression so far:

I'm not Marvel so I can't make it happen," she told IGN, "but I can tell you that Marvel is hugely collaborative, I think our even our Thor [Ragnarok] movie was basically the product of conversations they'd had with Chris [Hemsworth] and with Mark [Ruffalo] about what they wanted to do next. I think [Marvel boss] Kevin Feige is really excited by the idea, and if you look at what's happened already in Phase 4 with me and [Thompson's character] Valkyrie and our story, and then in Black Panther the women rule supreme. There's an interest - they're doing Captain Marvel, they're doing a Black Widow - there's an interest in having women at the forefront of this phase. I feel like it's hopeful, who knows.

Phase Four is certainly already looking up, as we are starting to move away from the core group of Avengers we’ve followed so far and are moving on to new characters with their own stories and perspectives. With regards to this ladies only Marvel movie, Thompson admitted to tossing the idea around with other actresses during the ten-year photo shoot that everyone and their grandmother has no doubt seen by now.

"We were sort of speculating on the ways in which it might happen in Infinity War, or might not happen. And we thought, 'No, we should just have a whole movie where we know every day we're going to arrive and get to work together.' So we just ran right up to Kevin Feige and started talking about it."


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