Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said the company “absolutely” intends to introduce more LGBTQ + characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Cinematic Hall of Fame has already brought its first openly gay character in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, played by director Joe Russo in a cameo appearance – what Feige said was “a small step” towards representativeness and inclusion.
The CEO revealed that “ The Eternals, ” directed by Chloe Zhao, will bring a bigger LGBTQ + character to the big screen. Feige was asked if Marvel plans to introduce other community figures, “specifically trans people”:
“Yeah. Absolutely yes. Let’s add gay and trans diversity. And very soon, in a movie we’re shooting right now, we’re going to have an openly gay character.”
When asked by another student if the success of “ Black Panther ” and “ Captain Marvel ” meant the MCU would become something more diverse, Feige commented that this had always been Marvel’s plan.
“Every time we make a movie, we hope it is successful so that we can make another one. That’s still the idea. And with these two films in particular, we wanted to show comic book heroes who represented the world that watches our films. So our intention has always been to continue to do so. The cool thing is that both feature films were huge successes and took all doubts away, and I hope that has inspired companies around the world to do the same ”.
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