Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to widen its net of inclusivity as we enter the next phase. Following “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel” that put female and black characters at the forefront, the future of MCU will shine the spotlight on LGBTQ characters.
Director Anthony Russo previously played an unnamed gay role in “Avengers: Endgame”. However, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige recently confirmed that the franchise is set to feature MCU’s first transgender superhero.
During a Q&A session at the recent New York Film Academy, Feige was asked if audiences will get to see a transgender character in the Marvel universe down the road. The Marvel boss replied that it will happen rather sooner than later. “Yes, absolutely, yes, very soon, in a movie that we’re shooting right now,” he said.
“The Eternals” in the comics does not feature a gay character, but you never know since its source material is not very well-known. There are speculations that “Thor: Love and Thunder” might feature a transgender woman. Valkyrie’s love interest anyone?
The Guardian pointed out that the “Thor” universe has a character that fits the bill. The publication mentions Sera, “who descends from a group of all-male angels but who has transitioned to a female identity“.
It has been revealed that “The Eternals” will feature MCU’s first gay superhero – Phastos, played by Brian Tyree Henry.