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Tessa Thompson Reveals Her Dream Lady Liberators Lineup

After ten years of unprecedented franchise filmmaking, the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems poised to put its plethora of kick-ass ladies in the limelight. Between Captain Marvel coming in 2019, a Black Widow solo movie in development, and the cultural thunderclap created by fan favorite characters like Thor: Ragnarok‘s Valkyrie and Black Panther‘s Shuri, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje, it’s easy to see that the future of the MCU is decidedly female. So isn’t it about time that we got a female-fronted team-up movie? We’re not the only ones who think so. In fact, we sat down with the woman who kicked talk of a Lady Liberators/A-Force movie into overdrive in the first place: Tessa Thompson.

“I think [in] Phase IV the female characters really rule supreme,” Thompson told our reporter, Markeia McCarty, at a recent press day for Thor: Ragnarok‘s home video release. “What was so exciting for me about Wakanda and seeing Black Panther was how incredible the women were in it.”

Although Thompson played coy about when we’d next see Valkyrie on the big screen, she did reveal who would be the members of her personal Lady Liberators team, and it’s definitely not who you would expect (or anyone who is canon to Marvel Comics for that matter). Thompson also revealed some of her choices to step behind the camera and helm a film like this, but with an important caveat.

“As much as I would like to see women directors really get big studio movies like this, women should also be able to direct things where women aren’t at the center of it,” said Thompson. “We should be able to make all sorts of content.”

Thor: Ragnarok is available digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere now, and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on March 6

Who would you want to see in a Lady Liberators/A-Force movie? Let us know in the comments below.

Images: Marvel Studios

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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter (@DanCasey).
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