Kevin Feige may have announced it is going to have its first transgender character at the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Still, Marvel Studios have said that there is no clear timeline.
During a question and answer in the New York Film Academy, a fan asked Feige if the studio wants to include “trans characters” in the MCU.
To that, the president of Marvel Studios answered, “Yes, absolutely, yes. And soon, in a film, we are filming right now.”
Since 2019, there have been rumors that MCU phase 4–the films that follow the Avengers Infinity saga–will be the focus of a trans character.
Through Shang-Chi, and Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel said she would add the first deaf superhero in the Eternals and her first Asian-American superhero.
Nevertheless, sources in the company told that Feige confirmed only the first part of the remarks on the potential presence of a trans character in the MCU, but did not provide for time.
While Feige did not disclose the name of the project that would feature an LGBTQ character, fans believe that he might have referred to ‘The Eternals.’
The film is intended to present an ensemble cast by Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington and others to the MCU.
After the success of ‘Black Panther’ with a virtually entirely black cast and its first female superhero movie ‘Captain Marvel,’ Marvel Studios has made efforts to incorporate more diversity in its films.
‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the highest-earning film ever, starred the first gay MCU character, director Joe Russo’s cameo. In 2020, the studio has been launched by women director Scarlett Johansson-starrer “Black Widow” and “The Eternals.”