Marvel Has Big Plans For Val Played By Julie Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Drefyus Filming Something For Marvel In Atlanta

After her debut appearance in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, it was clear Marvel has big plans for Val. Though the fact was confirmed recently in an interview with some Marvel producers and EW. Marvel Studios producers Nate Moore and Zoie Nagelhout teased larger plans for the actress in the MCU.

Asked if the plan is to open up the Val character, Moore tells EW,

“One hundred percent.”

“She’s so talented and you can do so much with her. And she’s game for it,” the executive producer says. “She certainly didn’t come to us and say, ‘I’ll be in one show once.’ She was like, ‘I want to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.’ And we said, ‘Great! Let’s get you in and let’s figure out how to use you.’ And the truth is, I think you will see her in the future. Definitely.”

Though we don’t know exactly where Val will show up next, we might know where she has been? There are rumors that Louis-Dreyfus first appearance as Val was actually in a cameo for Black Widow. If so, I think it will still take place in the movie since Black Widow is set years before the events of The Falcon nd The Winter Soldier. However we just don’t know if Marvel may have decided to cut this since the delays all began. Or there is another possibility I hadn’t considered until now.

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Perhaps the Black Widow scenes were never shot? Vanity Fair‘s initial story (related section above) said the first appearance was supposed to be in Black Widow until the delays, but perhaps it had not been shot yet? My guess is simply that Marvel doesn’t want to be too specific and tell us that Val will show up like Nick Fury at the end of Black Widow. Fans are predicting Val will be recruiting Yelena for whatever team she is putting together. Though Nagelhout tells a slightly different story.

“That character of Val, we were like, we’ve got to bring somebody into John Walker’s world that challenges him, that maybe gives him a glimmer of hope but hope that is tainted because his character is all about a search for identity that is maybe a bit problematic,” she says. “As soon as we figured out [Val’s] the right character for that role, [Louis-Dreyfus] came quickly after.”

“It’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘She’s never going to do it,'” Moore adds. “It is probably an open secret that most of us at Marvel are kind of obsessed with Seinfeld, probably more than Veep. Just the idea that she would be in a Marvel show… Is it really going to happen? And the fact that she was so game blew our minds.”

Well what do you think? Where will we see Val show up next and do you agree it’s likely to be in Black Widow or not? It seems obvious Marvel has big plans for Val, where do you think those plans lead to, Thunderbolts? If can you leave any thoughts below, great.

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Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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