After Anthony Mackie’s disparaging comments on Marvel, Thor actor Tessa Thompson opens up about MCU’s future

After Anthony Mackie’s disparaging comments on Marvel, Thor actor Tessa Thompson opens up about MCU’s future

Actor Tessa Thompson is worked up about the way forward for illustration within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thompson, who performs the primary confirmed LGBTQ hero within the MCU, King of Asgard Valkyrie, stated, “we’re actually speaking about what illustration appears like in these areas.”

Chatting with actor Ramy Youssef in an episode of Selection’s Actors on Actors sequence, Thompson stated, “The reality is these films journey globally in such large methods, and in case you can characterize folks which can be of color, in case you can characterize folks with disabilities, in case you can characterize the LGBTQIA group inside of those movies, it’s a fairly large deal.”

She added, “I believe it’s actually vital for everyone, however for younger folks particularly, to have the ability to present as much as these films and see projections of themselves. So I’m actually excited that we’re in a position to proceed to push the bounds of that and that I’m in a position to do this with Valkyrie. As a result of there’s so many cool queer characters within the comedian books, and they need to have a spot on display.”

Additionally learn: Future Captain America actor Anthony Mackie slams Marvel’s ‘racist’ hiring practices

Thompson’s phrases come mere days after her Marvel co-star Anthony Mackie expressed dissatisfaction at Marvel’s dealing with of race behind-the-scenes on a number of of its movies. “It actually bothered me that I’ve executed seven Marvel films the place each producer, each director, each stunt individual, each costume designer, each PA, each single individual has been white,” Mackie had stated, additionally in an Actors on Actors episode.

Marvel is making an attempt to diversify each in entrance of and behind the digital camera on its future initiatives. Ryan Coogler will return to jot down and direct Black Panther 2; Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals, starring a multiracial solid and reportedly characteristic the sequence’ first homosexual kiss; Cate Shortland directed Black Widow; Destin Daniel Cretton is directing Shang-Chi, starring a principally Asian solid, and Deborah Chow is in talks to direct future initiatives.

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