Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Simons Missick’s Misty Knight will team up one day in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if the actresses have any say in the matter. Valkyrie has yet to debut officially within the MCU, but will do so later this year when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters. Misty on the other hand, debuted last year in Luke Cage and will return in The Defenders this summer.
While the two characters are currently worlds apart in the MCU and operate under different sections of the Marvel umbrella – Valkyrie is with Marvel Studios; Misty comes from Marvel Television and Netflix – the two were at one time teammates on the Marvel comic book page. With both characters now part of Marvel’s movie/TV universe, both Thompson and Missick are down for a crossover.
Following the release of Ragnarok‘s first trailer, a fan on Twitter expressed his interested in seeing the two members of the Defenders interact in live-action. Practicality aside, both actresses wound up quoting the tweet to show their support for the team-up:
YES Please . https://t.co/8MdD5vsB2M— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) April 10, 2017
I second THAT https://t.co/CuuYChnvaa— Simone Missick (@SimoneMissick) April 10, 2017
This is hardly the first time that MCU actors have expressed a desire to see the movie and TV sides cross over, but alas, it is something that has still yet to happen – outside of certain MCU movie character appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The source of this crossover choice comes from various storylines within Marvel comics, but primarily from Valkyrie’s time as a member of the Defenders alongside Misty.
Even though both actresses are publicly behind this happening, the actual chance of it happening is not very high. Unless in the aftermath of Ragnarok, Valkyrie is stranded on Earth, a crossover would not make sense. Plus, Marvel Studios would have to decide to let a possible new fan favorite character and potential replacement for Thor spend time away from the movies to make an appearance on Netflix. Even though Thompson is breaking through on the big screen, she also has spent a lot of time on TV, most recently with Westworld – so making that change is certainly not something she would be against, but the divide in the Marvel offices may prevent this from happening.
While the two female heroes may not get the chance to work together in the current set up, both should have promising futures in the MCU. There is already hope for Misty to lead her own show in either Heroes for Hire or Daughters of the Dragon, and Valkyrie is already stealing scenes in the Ragnarok marketing. A crossover can always theoretically be possible as the MCU tagline is “It’s all connected,” but don’t expect to see this one happen anytime soon.