Marvel’s first black LGBTQ+ superhero set to hit our screens

Marvel’s first black LGBTQ+ superhero set to hit our screens

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Tessa Thompson attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic)

Marvel Cinematic Universe is slowly moving with the times and catching up with the importance of representation. Last year, Marvel released the groundbreaking Black Panther which is the first black superhero film.

And now, they’ve hinted that we might be in for a same sex relationship in the upcoming Thor 4: Love and Thunder.

Demi-goddess Valkyrie (played by the incredible Tessa Thompson), although bisexual in the comics had a scene from Thor:Ragnarok cut that made Valkyrie's sexuality known to fans. At the time, Thompson confirmed this in a tweet:

Marvel has now finally confirmed that Valkyrie is indeed bisexual and is the first openly queer Marvel character.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joe Russo confirmed that this is indeed the first openly queer Marvel character.

"There've been insinuations about other characters' sexuality, but this is the first openly gay character,” he said.

At the Comic-Con this past weekend, Thompson spoke excitedly about her character:

“I think first of all as king, as new king, she needs to find her queen. That’ll be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted.”

Fans couldn’t be happier about this, and some have started hinting the identity of Valkyrie’s queen.