Soon, we will be seeing a transgender character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
This revelation was according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. He said this during a question-and-answer session Saturday at the New York Film Academy.
A student raised a question as to whether there were any plans to add more LGBTQ characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically transgender characters.
“Yes, absolutely yes,” Feige said. “Very soon. In a movie, we’re shooting right now.”
However, Feige did not specify the character.
During the session, Feige discussed Marvel’s future on the Disney+ streaming service and emerging platforms like virtual reality.
He emphasized that Marvel would strive to be diverse and inclusive. Two movies that are due this year were directed by women and some of new shows coming to the Disney+ platform also have female directors, he said.
“We have three other shows we’ve announced, we haven’t announced the players yet, but spoiler alert — two out of three of them are women,” he said.
“It makes for better stories. I say, when you are sitting at a table and everyone looks like you, you’re in trouble. You aren’t going to get the best story out of that,” he added.
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