Ever since the two appeared on screen together as the superheroes Captain Marvel and Valkyrie in Avengers: Endgame, Marvel fans have been shipping Tessa Thompson’s and Brie Larson’s characters hard. (Like, underline that word three times and put a cherry on top.) This past weekend we got to see the two stars together with fans at Ace Comic Con, one of the largest comic conventions in the midwest, and let me tell you straight from this queer woman’s heart: They did not disappoint.
Thompson and Larson had incredible chemistry as they joked with each other on stage, but the show really kicked into gear when Thompson started posing with folks who showed up to see Valkyrie IRL.
The photos are worth a thousand words, and all of them are squeals.
One group brought their own bisexuality flags for Thompson to pose with. The actress, who came out as queer in 2018, is smiling in the pictures like she’s never been more comfortable in her life. We love to see it!
Others brought an actual crown for the King of Asgard. They kneeled at her feet and offered her the crown and other gifts — which is what she deserves!
One fan, dressed as Rey from Star Wars, asked if Thompson would do a prom pose with her, to which Thompson reportedly responded, “Yes, but I’ll be the man. I love being the man.” Yes, ma’am! Whatever you want!
Now for the coup de grace: Two wonderful lesbians took a picture with Thompson and Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. While the pair stood in the front with Thompson, Hemsworth proudly raised a lesbian flag above them, cementing Thor’s status as Protector of Lesbians. (If you aren’t a queer woman, just google it.)
If you’ve missed out on the entire MCU, Larson recently joined as Carol Danvers — aka Captain Marvel, the most powerful superhero in the known universe. Thompson joined as Valkyrie a few years earlier in Thor: Ragnarok and was an immediate fan favorite with her Disaster Bisexual appearance and Distinguished Bisexual actions.
In the next Thor movie, Valkyrie — who is bisexual, like the woman who plays her — will reportedly begin searching for a queen with whom to rule Asgard.
If this is what the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks like, I’m thanking Lesbian Jesus that I’m a queer nerd. But while we await Marvel’s increasingly queer future, fans interrupted a Q&A between Larson and Thompson by screaming “lesbians!” when the pair were asked what they’re hoping to see in the next movies. “We want lesbians!” they chanted.
The two stars agreed that was a great idea, and when the panel’s host asked Larson for closing remarks, she innocently asked, “How do I top lesbians?” The queers did not miss a beat, with the screams from the audience. Thompson quipped, “I’m sure the lesbians could show you, right after this panel.”
Long live the King.