In a new teaser for Marvel Studios' highly-anticipated superhero film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we’ve learned that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first gay baby superheroes, Billy and Tommy, are officially coming back!
Back when WandaVision was airing, fans celebrated when the show introduced Wanda and Vision’s twin sons, Billy and Tommy. For those not in the know, Billy grows up to be the gay superhero Wiccan, and Tommy grows up to be the bisexual hero Speed, both are members of the mostly-LGBGTQ+ superhero team the Young Avengers.
While the two were babies and pre-teens in the series, fans are hoping that the introduction of the two characters will eventually lead to us seeing them as their fully-realized gay selves. At first, honestly, we didn’t even know if they’d be back for sure after they disappeared at the end of the show.
Now, we know they are coming back as a part of Scarlet Witch's plot in the new Doctor Strange. In the trailer, she and Strange both overlap as they say, “every night I’ve been dreaming the same dream, and every morning the same nightmare.”
While Strange’s nightmare involves a mysterious house, Wanda’s is about her two children, letting us know for sure that they’ll be appearing in the new film. Hopefully, the movie will permanently bring the two characters into the MCU fold.
These two gay twins aren’t the only queer characters appearing the in film. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is also introducing the wildly popular lesbian superhero America Chavez into the MCU.
While fans are definitely excited to see Chavez, she is significantly different in the MCU than she usually is in the comics. Not only has she been aged down from college-age to early teens, but while she’s normally portrayed as being Puerto Rican in the comics, she seems to have Mexican heritage in the movie, both based on the actress playing her and details from her costuming showing sugar skulls and other traditional Mexican symbols.
With three queer members of the Young Avengers team showing up in one film, it gives fans even more hope that a Young Avengers series or film could be coming up soon. It also gives fans hope that queerness will become more normalized in the MCU.
Last year’s Eternals introduced the MCU’s first gay superhero, Phastos, but it mostly just left fans wanting more. Finally, it looks like we’re starting to get that.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6.