One of the highlights of both Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War was the electric chemistry between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a relationship that carried over into both Avengers: Endgame and Thompson and Hemsworth’s newest film, Men in Black: International. Given the undeniable compatibility between the two, many fans have speculated an eventual romantic pairing between Thor and Valkyrie--but this week, Thompson went even further, suggesting a potential love triangle between Thor, Valkyrie, and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).
In an interview with MTV International (via ComicBook.com), Thompson and Hemsworth contemplated an idea of a Thor/Valkyrie buddy series in the vein of the upcoming WandaVision and The Falcon and Winter Soldier. "[It would be] a rom-com,” Thompson said. “Like, we both try and fix each other's love lives. Everyone knows who I'm dating.” When prompted to explain, Thompson said, “I'm being shipped with--”, prompting Hemsworth to finish the sentence: “Captain Marvel.”
Hemsworth joked that he thought Thor was being shipped with Captain Marvel, to which Thompson said, “That's why I'm saying let's make a love triangle. She added, "Let's make an MCU, oh my gosh, let's make an MCU, like, thriller. You know, those old, like, '90s who's-going-to-be-with-who. It could be light. Just a rom-com about, like, the three of us.”
Thompson, who herself is a member of the LGBTQ community, has previously remarked that Valkyrie is bisexual, and a deleted scene from Thor: Ragnarok hints at the same idea. This fact has prompted popular support for a Captain Marvel/Valkyrie relationship, which has even attracted the attention of Marvel Studios creators beyond Thompson, including Brie Larson and Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Though we’re not sure how serious Hemsworth and Thompson are about actually making this series, we love to hear their hypotheticals. In the meantime, we’ll suffice by catching Men in Black: International when it hits theaters on June 14.