Asked by a fan whether there were any plans for more LGBT characters in Marvel’s films, “Yes, absolutely and very soon. In a movie that we’re shooting right now,” said Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige during a Q&A at the New York Film Academy. There have been rumours since 2019 that Phase 4 of the MCU films following the Avengers Infinity saga would feature a trans character in the upcoming film.
In last July, the Geeks WorldWide suggested that Marvel was seeking a trans woman for a project being filmed in 2020. Further, they pointed out that the only existing trans superhero in Marvel Comics is the recently introduced Sera – from a group of all-male angels called the Ancharites – who transitioned themselves to have a female identity.
She exists very much in Thor’s world – being kept inside a temple in the realm of Heven before meeting Thor’s long-lost half-sister Angela, where they lead to a bunch of adventures and eventually becoming her romantic interest. The next Thor film, Love and Thunder, is scheduled to come out in 2021.
Tessa Thompson’s character Valkyrie – who was made the King of New Asgard by Thor in the last Avengers film – revealed what the “first order of business” would be for her in the film and according to the marvel comics Valkyrie identifies as bisexual. “As the new king, she needs to find her queen,” she said.
“You look at the success of Captain Marvel and Black Panther. We want the movies to reflect the audience and we want every member of our global audience to see themselves reflected on the screen,” Kevin Feige previously said. In July last year, the suggested that Marvel was seeking a trans woman for a project being filmed in 2020.
Source: BBC news