Thor director Taika Waititi says he is ‘comfortable’ exploring Valkyrie’s sexuality in upcoming film

Marvel director Taika Waititi has said he is “comfortable” exploring Valkyrie’s sexuality in Thor: Love and Thunder but will follow the wishes of lead actor Tessa Thompson.

When asked by Variety if Valkyrie will be explicitly queer in the new Thor, Waititi replied: “I think so”. 

The Oscar-winning director continued: “But with the actors, I feel whatever makes them comfortable – whether they feel like there’s a natural choice, or a natural way for that character to go – then I’m pretty supportive.”

He added: “If Tessa wanted to do that, I’m in.” 

Marvel boss Kevin Feige previously said Valkyrie would be openly queer in Thor: Love and Thunder

“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,” Feige said.

Meanwhile, Thompson said of her character: “As new king, she needs to find her queen.

“That will be her first order of business. She has some ideas. Keep you posted”.

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