WalkBack: MCU Will NOT Debut Its First Trans Character “Very Soon”


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.

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