"Marvel is planning to bring LGBTQ and transgender characters to the big screen in its next upcoming movies"- Marvel Boss Kevin Feige
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has some promising news about LGBTQ representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, speaking in a Q&A session with film students in New York last week, the 46-year-old creative force behind the MCU, and "arguably the most successful filmmaker," the studio is already working on a film featuring a Will be transgender character.
Feige, who was a guest speaker at a New York Film Academy event, was asked by an audience member if Marvel currently had any plans to bring more LGBTQ characters to the MCU?
Without remembering the beat, the MCU boss replied, "Yes, absolutely yes." And very soon, in a film that involves shooting right now. "
Feedback drew applause and applause from the crowd of students; And this was the appropriate argument for the following question.
"How do you see the MCU as Shrunner more inclusive and diverse; and have the successes of" Black Panther "and" Captain Marvel "opened the door to more inclusive features down the line?" Another audience member asked.
Especially with those two films - "Black Panther" made history for featuring predominantly black actors; "Captain Marvel" was the MCU's female-centric superhero film - "We wanted to have comical heroes from comics who represent the world that goes to see our films so we always intended to do that," he said.
He added that two upcoming Disney + series from Marvel Studios, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" and "Loki" are also directed by women.