Marvel's first transgender character will arrive "very soon," said studio president Kevin Feige, thus responding to requests for the studio to include an appropriate LGBTQ representation in his films.
During a weekend appearance at the New York Film Academy, Feige confirmed the news after a student asked if Marvel planned to introduce transgender characters into upcoming projects, reported the huffpost.
Although it confirmed that the character is part of a project being filmed, it did not reveal the name of the film. However, fans suspect it is "The Eternals", which has been filming since July and is due for release in November.
The film, which tells the story of an alien species of almost immortal beings, includes actors Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden, who play as Thena and Ikaris.
According to Huffpost, Marvel has a difficult past when it comes to LGBTQ representation, preferring to overshadow explicit mentions of the characters' sexuality or gender identity.
The first homosexual character directed by director Joe Russo was introduced in “Avengers: Endgame,” but what fans want is a meaningful and emotional LGBTQ character, essential to the film's plot, read the article.
Feige confirmed in August that “The Eternals,” which also features Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry and Lauren Ridloff (the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Film Universe), will address these concerns by featuring an openly homosexual man in a prominent role. .
"He's married. He has family. And that's just part of who he is, ”said Feige.
The Valkyrie character, played by Tessa Thompson, is the only superhero in Marvel movies whose sexuality was not explicitly mentioned in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok.
The actress, however, has spoken openly about her character's bisexuality in Marvel films. This issue will be addressed in "Thor: God of Love and Thunder" where the character will be on a quest to "find his queen".
Some fans even suspect that the queen may be the first transgender character quoted by Feige. a article from July Geek World said Marvel was looking for a transgender woman for an unspecified role.