An openly queer character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems long overdue. What with a collective storyline spanning countless planets across varying galaxies there’s bound to be a queer character hidden somewhere in the star system right? According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, they’re finally on their way.
In an interview with Gregory Ellwood for The Playlist, Feige said “yes” when asked “When are we getting a Gay, Bi, LGBTQ, out character in the MCU? Is it even in the works?”
When pressed further and asked if they would be characters we’ve already met or ones newly-introduced, Feige said: “Both… Both ones you’ve seen and ones you haven’t seen.”
While there is a great deal of fan-favorite queer ships that have come out of the sprawling film series – Captain America and Bucky being one of the most prominent – until now there has never been an official mention of a queer Marvel character in the film franchises. Fans came close when Tessa Thompson, who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, personally announced that her character was bisexual and “cares very little about what men think of her.”
She’s bi. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play! https://t.co/d0LZKTHCfL
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) October 21, 2017
It’s hard to say exactly who Feige was referring to when he said one of the upcoming LGBTQ characters is one we already know, but the reveal will be interesting regardless. For now fans wait hopefully for the belated representation.