As the MCU adds more diversity in terms of PoC and female representation to its roster, fans are wondering about the LGBT+ representation in the MCU films and television series. This comes at a time of criticism for Disney regarding their LGBT+ representation in their big franchises.
Case in point, the two second kiss in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Add into the five-second Joe Russo cameo in Avengers: Endgame and whatever was going on with LeFou (Josh Gad) in Beauty and the Beast, fans are hoping for some more substantial LGBT+ rep moving forward.
Kevin Feige, speaking at a Q&A at the New York Film Academy, addressed trans representation i nthe MCU.
“Yes, very soon. In a movie we’re shooting right now.”
For MCU fans, this lines up with The Eternals, a movie that is being shot right now. One of the characters in the upcoming film will be a gay man as revealed at D23. So, perhaps, another character will be trans. Great step in representation, but if one of these main characters is trans, then, given the cast make-up, they will not be played by a trans actor.
That is unless it’s like a two-second cameo.
Either way, Marvel and Disney as a whole need to step up their on-screen representation. As we known Supergirl debuted Dreamer/Nia Nal (Nicole Maines), a trans superhero played by a trans actress back in 2018. Dreamer has been a popular part of the cast since.