Marvel President Kevin Feige Seems To Confirm That The First Trans Character Is Coming To The MCU

    Here's everything we know so far.

    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 America interview 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.

    @CBR Soooo, what, two seconds of an unnamed character that will be edited out in other countries?

    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.

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