Disney Plus: 5 Marvel characters who deserve their own shows

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Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)..Ph: Teaser Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017

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2. The Valkyrie

The Valkyrie are an intrinsic part of Norse mythology and the Thor comics. It took till the final Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok, to introduce them to the MCU, another reminder that Disney and Marvel have a serious problem with diversity in their on-screen properties.

Through Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, we got a glimpse of the formidable army who were once Asgard’s front line. If it wasn’t for Hela, the Valkyrie would still be fighting for Asgard. So, what were they like? Everyone likes military stories, and one featuring a team of women would be refreshing. Plus, Thompson has said that her character is definitely bisexual, so a show about the Valkyrie could have some much-needed queer representation. Marvel has been dragging its feet with regards to LGBTQ+ representation for long enough.

1. Okoye and the Dora Milaje

Danai Gurira’s Okoye captured fans’ imaginations from the moment she stepped on screen. As the leader of the Dora Milaje, Okoye is fiercely loyal to Wakanda but is equal parts irreverent and respectful of her king, T’Challa. Though Black Panther is likely to return for more films, it’s unlikely the Dora Milaje will get as much screen time as they deserve. Considering how many ‘band of brothers’ shows we’ve had, we could do with a sorority of sisters for a change.

A limited series could feature more characters from this army of women, and perhaps even focus on the ground-breaking relationship between Florence Kasumba’s Ayo and the comic book character Aneka. We could all do with an action-packed series that has a central lesbian relationship.

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Which Disney Plus shows are you looking forward to the most? And which characters do you want to see next in a Disney Plus series? Let us know in the comments.