The Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to get its first transgender superhero!
“And very soon. In a movie that we’re shooting right now,” when Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige was asked during a Q&A at the New York Film Academy. The fan then continued “Are their any plans for more LGBT characters in Marvel’s films, specifically the T, trans characters?” Kevin replied “Yes, absolutely. Yes.”
This year, The Eternals will introduce Marvel movies’ first gay character.
There have been reports since 2019 that Phase 4 of the MCU (the films following the Avengers Infinity saga) would star a trans character. We have also read reports that the first transgender character will be in Thor: Love & Thunder. Marvel has also said it will introduce its first deaf superhero in The Eternals and its first Asian-American superhero, in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
“You look at the success of Captain Marvel and Black Panther. We want the movies to reflect the audience and we want every member of our global audience to see themselves reflected on the screen,” Kevin Feige previously said. So dope! We can’t wait to see this all come to life.