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Tessa Thompson Will Find Her Queen in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

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This entire bit of news is a spoiler, we guess. But it’s the good kind. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally get an LGBTQ superhero. Valkyrie, played by out star Tessa Thompson, a character we’ve all been hoping would be fleshed out as fully queer, will be getting herself a queen in one of the story lines of the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. We’ve been waiting for this to happen and, while we appreciated the blip of queerness that took place in the grief support group scene of Avengers: Endgame, we’re glad nobody stole Valkyrie’s spotlight until now. The best part of this is that the big news for this film was supposed to be that Natalie Portman will return as a female version of Thor, but the moment we heard about bi-Val, we forgot everything else. Anyway, Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi – whose injection of absurdist comedy into the MCU has been a breath of fresh air – will hit theaters in November 2021. This means you have a minute to get your cosplay together.

As Pose devotees, we have always been about Candy Abundance Ferocity, played by the dangerously cool Angelica Ross. While everyone else was hugging each other and being supportive and building house families, Candy was scratching and clawing to keep herself in business, demanding to be treated with respect and getting very little of it in return. Then Candy died, and we cried and sang along to the lip-sync number she performed at her own funeral (it’s complicated, you just have to watch the show). But Ross built Candy on a Ryan Murphy show, and now that she’s a free agent, her next step is – that’s right – to another Ryan Murphy show. Ross will co-star on the upcoming American Horror Story: 1984, about which little is known outside of a teaser trailer that resembles an ’80s slasher film. But we do know it also features Emma Roberts and Gus Kenworthy, that it premieres on FX September 18, and that wherever Ross leads, we will follow. And we hope she gets to play the murderer because those are the best parts.

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