Howard The Duck’s Lea Thompson Declares Herself As The “First Marvel Queen”

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There's a lot of great superheroines to choose from in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's Zoe Saldana's Gamorra and Pom Klementieff's Mantis from James Gunn's cosmic superhero movie franchise Guardians of the Galaxy; there's Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch from The Avengers films; there's Evangeline Lilly's Hope Pym from Ant-Man.

While fans could probably go on an endless debate on which Marvel female character is better, Lea Thompson from Howard The Duck has already crowned herself as the "First Queen of Marvel."


Speaking in an interview with Yahoo Movies, the leading lady of the poorly-rated 80's Marvel movie has taken the title as Marvel's first queen.

"I am the first Marvel queen, ladies and gentlemen! I am the queen with the crimped hair and the guitar, doing my stunts with my short dress with no kneepads. Ladies and gentlemen."

Though the movie didn't fare so well amongst fans and critics, Thompson remembers the movie fondly.

"I love that it's had a resurgence, and I love all the fans. Because they're iconoclasts. They don't like to be told what to like and what to hate.

Released in 1986, Thompson's character Beverly Switzler is one of the earliest Marvel movies, so its understandable why the actress would declare herself the first Marvel Queen. Sure Marvel fans would debate on the second or third Marvel queen, but Switzler gives her dibs on the first title. Who's your favorite Marvel superheroine? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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