“There’s an interest”
Tessa Thompson says she’s “hopeful” that Marvel might make an all-female movie in the future.
Speaking on the red carpet of her latest movie Annihilation, the Thor: Ragnarok actress said that there’s definitely “an interest” in spotlighting women in Phase 4.
“I’m not Marvel so I can’t make it happen,” she told IGN, “but I can tell you that Marvel is hugely collaborative, I think our even our Thor [Ragnarok] movie was basically the product of conversations they’d had with Chris [Hemsworth] and with Mark [Ruffalo] about what they wanted to do next. I think [Marvel boss] Kevin Feige is really excited by the idea, and if you look at what’s happened already in Phase 4 with me and [Thompson’s character] Valkyrie and our story, and then in Black Panther the women rule supreme.
“There’s an interest – they’re doing Captain Marvel, they’re doing a Black Widow – there’s an interest in having women at the forefront of this phase. I feel like it’s hopeful, who knows.”
Thompson is currently starring in Annihilation, the latest sci fi thriller from Ex Machina director Alex Garland. Here’s what her co-star Oscar Issac has to say about describing the film to other people, and the types of questions Natalie Portman hopes people will ask after they see the movie.
Lucy O’Brien is Games & Entertainment Editor at IGN’s Sydney office. Follow her on Twitter.