Should Valkyrie and Captain Marvel become an item in The Marvels? Annlyel explores the possible romances!
Valkyrie and Captain Marvel. They’re two of my favorite ladies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They steal the show when they grace the screen and their common awesomeness makes them a whole lot of fun to watch. There’s something still missing in both of their stories though and that is romantic subplots. In Thor Ragnarok, Taika Waititi heavily leaned into the idea that Thor had a major crush on Valkyrie. The feelings weren’t reciprocated of course, with Valkyrie viewing Thor as more of a friend than a potential boyfriend.
Then, when it was announced she was bisexual, it provided an opening to see her sexuality explored in the newest Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.
LOVE AND THUNDER
In a recent interview, Tessa Thompson said, “Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of time invested in love stories in Marvel movies in general,” Thompson said. “I think that will be a little different on the new Thor, which is exciting. And getting to play a character that historically is not written for somebody that looks like me, all of that felt exciting.”
So yes, we’re getting canonically bisexual Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder. But does that mean she will have a cemented relationship by the end of the movie? I’m not quite sure.
In a recent development for The Marvels, it’s been revealed that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie will play a role in the film. Of course, that got people excited who have been shipping Captain Marvel and Valkyrie together since they appeared on the red carpet for Avengers: Endgame and seemed willing to have their characters be girlfriends. But is that even a possibility?
Bruunhilde, Tessa Thompson’s character, was also bisexual in the comics. But Captain Marvel is entirely heterosexual in the comics, forming a substantial relationship with James Rhodes. Marvel Studios hasn’t seemed to stray from the gender identities of characters via their comic book counterparts. And even though Carol Danvers’ relationship with Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel seemed a bit like a muted love story; there has been no substantial evidence that Captain Marvel is LGBTQIA+.
And then, on top of that, should Captain Marvel and the King of Asgard even be in a relationship? They would be a lovable power couple, that’s for sure, and if Marvel Studios found a way to make it work I think it would be kind of fantastic. However, I honestly just don’t see it happening. Love stories in the MCU usually coincide with characters that have the opportunity to be around each other often. And I can’t see Captain Marvel and Valkyrie having enough time with each other to become lovers. I mean, if they hadn’t started some sort of relationship in the five years after the snap then I don’t see anything blossoming between them now.
My gut feeling is that Valkyrie’s partner will be Lady Sif, the Goddess of War; which seems far more sensible. And considering that Lady Sif will play a role in Thor: Love and Thunder and that Jaimie Alexander has already expressed an interest in playing Valkyrie’s love interest it seems this is the definite route Valkyrie’s love story should take. But we’ll see what happens.
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Hello everyone. My name is Annlyel James. I’m a young woman who loves movies of all genres (specifically ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel movies.) I am also a Senior Correspondent for The Future of the Force.