Thor’s Tessa Thompson reacts to ‘wild’ Valkyrie and Captain Marvel romance theory

Is this a thing? (Picture: Marvel)

Fans are going wild over the thought Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel could potentially intersect in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

Like full on shipping it.

And we’re not just talking a friendship bond, fans of the MCU are wanting romance after they started chattering about the notion Carol Danvers may be gay.

Look, they’re a dedicated bunch, we’ll give them that.

Brie totally went for the pairing earlier this year sharing a sweet image of the pair on Twitter, and now Tessa has weighed in on the palaver as she called the theory a wild one.

You see, when the actress retweeted a fan drawing of Captain Marvel carrying Valkyrie, the two lovingly looking at one another, Tessa didn’t realise the romantic undertones that sent the fandom into a spin.

‘That’s wild!’ she told Los Angeles Times. ‘It didn’t even occur to me, legitimately, that it was necessarily a romantic thing.

‘I don’t even know what happens in the canon in terms of those characters or if they ever intersect, but I just love the idea of more women Marvel characters getting to intersect.

‘I just think it’s so cool and it’s time and why not? There’re so many compelling female characters inside of the MCU.’

It comes after some viewers were convinced Captain Marvel is a lesbian after seeing her relationship with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) play out on screen, especially considering them raising a child together.

YouTuber Rowan Ellis described the movie as ‘romantic coding’, pointing out that Maria is Carol’s next of kin.

People are wanting more LGBT representation in the MCU. Whether or not it comes from Captain Marvel is another thing (Picture: Rex Features)

On the point of the pair raising a child, she explained: ‘I feel like we need to sit with that for a second and think about how that’s quintessentially the most relationship codey thing to happen.’

While the MCU doesn’t yet feature an LGBT superhero, they’re said to be on the hunt for an openly gay actor to join the cast of The Eternals, which is set to start filming later this year.

Based on a fictional species of humanity, the movie will follow the original defenders of Earth, who were designed by the Celestials.

And the news comes months after a gay Marvel exec, Victoria Alonso, admitted she ‘longs’ for more LGBT representation in the MCU.

Tessa’s lyrical wax about the females owning it in the MCU right now comes after Scarlett Johannson voiced her ‘relief’ on having more women join the universe after rocking it with the lads in the early days of playing Black Widow.

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‘You can only imagine a decade ago when we started this it was a major testosterone festival,’ she laughed during an appearance on Lorraine today. ‘It was me and the dues and the locker-room banter.’

Scarlett added she was ‘relieved’ when the MCU incorporated Cobie Smulders’ character Maria Hill into the 2010 epic, while 2016’s Captain America: Civil War catapulted Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlett Witch into the scene.

‘By the time Lizzie’s character was introduced, Scarlett Witch, and Cobie came in and did Maria Hill, I was so thankful to have two other women in the cast. We would cling to one another.’

Now we have a whole bunch of superheroes joining Endgame and Scarlett is leading quite the female rebellion.

‘Now of course the universe is expansive and we’ve got so many great actors, Danai…Brie…there are many, many now,’ she continued. ‘It’s a huge relief.’

Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas 25 April.

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