Tessa Thompson on the Future of the MCU: ‘The Women Rule Supreme’
While we still have to wait a little bit longer for the return of Valkyrie, actress Tessa Thompson is promising that it will be well worth it, as well as getting to see the future of other women included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In an interview on the Black Panther purple carpet, Thompson opened up about her excitement for the future of the films, particularly when it comes down to highlighting those of the female nature:
“In this film, there are all these incredible women in the form of Angela Bassett and Lupita and Danai. We’re going to see Brie Larson and her stand alone with Dewanda Wise, who is also here tonight, doing Captain Marvel. We’ll see what happens with Valkyrie next, but yeah, the women rule supreme; they always have. But I think we’ll see in the next phase of Marvel films that really translate on screen in a real way.”
Thompson also praised the work of her friend Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, who she previously worked with in the 2015 film Creed, tweeting, “BLACK PANTHER, my goodness” after the film, as well as this picture of her and Coogler below:
About the film’s importance Thompson, stated “It’s important culturally to us that we get to see representation, that we get to see ourselves reflected on screen in this way, but also it’s just primed to be a fantastic movie… I think the fact it’s been the most pre-sold movie in Marvel history speaks to the fact that it’s not just for us, it’s for everybody.”
Thompson also spoke about the Time’s Up movement and how proud she was of it because “harassment is obviously something that affects all industries. The truth is yes, we come in peace but we mean business…I get to look across the room to see all these incredible women that mean business and have always meant it.”
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