As fans continue to rave about Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel, star Brie Larson gave them another reason to feel giddy.
In movie, Larson plays Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers. Her best friend is Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), a fellow Air Force pilot, and many fans began shipping the two characters.
On Monday (18 March) morning, Larson tweeted out her endorsement for another Carol ship.
This one is between Carol and Tessa Thompson’s canonically bisexual Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok.
Artist Bev Johnson tweeted out some dreamy fanart of the two heroes. It shows Carol carrying Valkyrie bridal-style as they stare into one another’s eyes.
— Bev Johnson (@beverlylove) March 17, 2019
Thrilling fans, Larson quote retweeted the art and wrote: ‘We cute.’ She also tagged Thompson in her tweet.
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 18, 2019
Many fans collectively had a meltdown in response to Larson’s tweet. They responded with a slew of hilarious ‘gay rights’ and other LGBTI memes.
What is Marvel’s stance on LGBTI heroes?
Lately, executives at Marvel have been talking more and more about including LGBTI heroes in their future films.
President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said last year there were plans to show LGBTI heroes. This included both characters fans already knew and new ones.
More recently, he said these plans are ‘percolating‘.
The comics also have representation, both good and bad.
Last year they also revealed couple Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have an open relationship and may also be bisexual.
Captain Marvel is currently dominating the box office, earning over $260 million domestically and $760 million worldwide in only two weeks. This is already more than the lifetime domestic intakes of several past Marvel films.
After two weeks, it’s the 13th most financially successful Marvel film in North America with plenty of time to keep rising.