Despite recent reports, and the words of Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios chief did not intend to confirm that a transgender character will appear in an upcoming film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, two sources told Variety.
While participating in a guest lecture series for the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in December, Feige was asked if the studio has any plans “on bringing more LGBT+ characters into the MCU, specifically the T, trans characters.”
“Yes — absolutely, yes,” Feige said. “And very soon. In a movie that we’re shooting right now.”
While Feige’s answer appeared to respond to the specific question about a trans character, two sources close to the studio stated that Feige only intended to respond to the first part about LGBT+ characters, and he did not mean to imply that a trans character will be coming to the MCU “very soon,” Variety reports
While Feige has indicated that there will be a meaningful and significant gay character in “Eternals,” but for now, it appears significant trans representation in the MCU will have to wait.