Tessa, Kevin tease possible female Marvel film

By PTI Published on Oct 16, 2017 11:48 AM IST

Tessa Thompson

Los Angeles: Tessa Thompson has said that several female actors from Thor: Ragnarok directly asked Marvel president Kevin Feige for an all-female Avengers movie, to which he agreed.

The 34-year-old actor, who plays a warrior named Valkyrie in the upcoming film, said she wants a female-centric superhero multistarrer to be made and has started working on the project with her friends, reported Collider.

"Recently, I marched up with a couple of other women that work in Marvel and we went to Kevin, "What about a movie with some female super heroes?' Like all of them? "There's a precedent for it in the comics, right? With teams like Lady Liberators?" Thompson said.

To this Feige added that he was game for the new idea. "It was a pretty amazing moment to be somewhere and have your shoulder get tapped and turn around (and see that) every female hero we have is standing there going, 'How about it?' And I said, 'Yes'," he said.

Co-star Mark Ruffalo also courted the idea by suggesting the title The Fevengers, for an all-female Avengers film. Thor: Ragnarok is slated to release on 3 November.