It's been a huge year for Marvel Studios, especially with the release of the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame.
The movie opened and closed doors for a lot of our favorite heroes, leaving the future of the MCU wide open.
While fans still have a ways to wait before Phase 4 begins, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige hinted at future elements of the MCU in a recent interview with New York Film Academy.
One of the important topics he touched on was representation — namely, LGBTQ representation. During the Q&A, a fan asked if there were any plans to bring more LGBTQ characters into the MCU — particularly a trans character. Feige's answer? "Yes, absolutely yes. Very soon, in a movie we're shooting right now, yes."
At San Diego Comic-Con this year, Marvel announced 15 new projects for Phase 4 from Disney+ shows to movies, but lets narrow the possible contenders down.
Given Feige's hints, it seems most likely this character will appear in Eternals, which is currently filming and set for a 2020 release. Feige previously explained in a Good Morning Americainterview that the film is also set to have an openly gay character.
While this is an exciting step forward for Marvel in terms of representation — something it's previously been criticized for lacking — fans are hesitant to get too excited.
This is because the first openly gay character was set to appear in Avengers: Endgame earlier this year and it ended up being...well...a ten second cameo of director Joe Russo in the support group scene.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the MCU has in store for us in 2020. In the meantime, you can watch Kevin's entire interview here — there's some great stuff in it! — or skip to 23:15 to hear him talk about this specifically.