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July 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The wildly-popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously one of Hollywood’s last bastions of entertainment that stayed mostly above the political and cultural fray, dipped its toe in LGBT “representation” with April’s Avengers: Endgame, and is slated to introduce a **** subplot with the next sequel for one of the team’s founding superheroes, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth).
Marvel Studios announced its next two years’ worth of films and streaming series this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, concluding with Thor: Love and Thunder in November 2021. The film will see Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) continue as ruler of the titular hero’s surviving Asgardian people on Earth, including a development that LGBT activists have long demanded, but will likely surprise mass audiences.
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“As new king, she needs to find her queen,” Thompson told the crowd, io9 reports. “That will be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted.” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige subsequently confirmed the statement, but wouldn’t confirm the size or prominence of the subplot. “How that impacts the story remains to be seen with that level of representation you’ll see across our films, not in just Thor 4,” he said.
Love and Thunder will also adapt a recent story from the comics in which Thor’s former love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) takes over his name and powers,...
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