During a press conference for Thor: Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson said that several female actors from the film 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 film to be made and has started working on the project with her friends.
“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 femasuperheroesoes?’ 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 November 3.