Brie Larson’s The Marvels featured several surprise appearances, one of which has fans indulging in discussions about the romantic life of the Marvel superhero. The movie includes a cameo from the Asgardian warrior Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson in the MCU. In her brief appearance, she helps Carol Danvers to relocate some Skrull refugees.
While the studio did not confirm anything, fans have been speculating a potential romantic link between the two characters, particularly since Thompson’s appearance in the final trailer of the film. However, the latest reports revealed that one of the scenes between them confirmed that they were together in the past.
The Marvels’ Cut Dialogue Confirmed Captain Marvel’s Relationship With Valkyrie
Since the trailer of The Marvels revealed Tessa Thompson’s cameo in the movie, fans have been speculating on the relationship between the two characters. While some assumed that they had remained in contact since the events of Endgame, others also suggested a potential romantic link between them.
A new report from CanWeGetSomeToast has revealed that one of the dialogues did actually confirm that Carol Danvers and Valkyrie were together in the past. The outlet revealed some of the plot elements that did not make it to the movie’s theatrical release.
Plot elements that were cut from ‘THE MARVELS’:
• Kamala wasn’t able to take off her bangle and was imprisoned/tortured by Dar-Benn.
• Captain Marvel and Valkyrie were explicitly together in the past (cut quote: “we work better as friends”) but Disney are… pic.twitter.com/LmZsCDwQhD
— CanWeGetSomeToast (@CanWeGetToast) November 19, 2023
And one of them also included a quote that said, “We work better as friends.” The quote suggests that they were explicitly together in the past before they decided to part ways. While the studio has not confirmed anything as of yet, people have shared their disappointment with the alleged cut of the movie.
Fans Call Out Disney And Marvel For Cutting Out the Scene
The Captain Marvel and Valkyrie ship has been going on for a while among fans, and even the two actors have responded to the same. Brie Larson once tweeted fan art of the two Marvel characters, saying, “Will never stop loving this ship.”
Tessa Thompson was also asked about her character’s love life and she said that she “wouldn’t be mad at” the potential romance between the two characters. And the studio reportedly choosing to keep things more ambiguous has caused fans to express their discontent.
Disney always are a cowards
— HeyMatt (@Matt_Vwls) November 20, 2023
They should’ve left all of that in the movie. I always say that certain movies should be released with a director’s cut extended version. After reading the scenes that got cut, The Marvels one of those movies I’d like to see be released with a director’s cut extended version.
— Will Levis Country, Let’s Ride (@JStrip2008) November 20, 2023
Disney Marvel’s so afraid to have a blatant lesbian couple, every instance is either only implications or a blink and you’ll miss it single cheek kiss
— Henrique Silva (@HGSilva15) November 20, 2023
They cut it out!? Who told them!? That homophobe Bob Iger and his buddy Chapek?
Honestly, there’s no problem in them having a past romantic relationship.
I really wish homophobia doesn’t exist anymore. It’s making people more discriminated and more inhuman against one another.
— Animation 4 All | Clone Wars Remembered (@Animation4All) November 20, 2023
I like the marvels a lot but you can tell the film we got was a “safe” edit 🙄
— Joe tweeter Repp (@daJoezenOne) November 19, 2023
WE NEED AN EXTENDED VERSION
— 🍉 (@welluhmno) November 20, 2023
sometimes I think I give Disney too much of a hard time for fumbling the “first openly gay character” moments but then they go and do something like this https://t.co/0duGwjiAwB
— Nando (@NandovMovies) November 20, 2023
Many took to X (Twitter) to call out the Disney and Marvel Studios to remove the dialogue from the final cut. They have stated concerns regarding the representation of diverse relationships, as people are expecting transparency and inclusivity from major Hollywood studios, especially in a franchise like the MCU. Many fans are even demanding an extended version, with the cut quote included in the movie.
The Marvels is playing in theatres.