Fans on social media were quick to celebrate the news, noting that everybody should have a character to represent them.
However, others had a slightly different opinion, accusing Marvel of waiting until they were sure diversity could be profitable before committing.
Others shared their concerns that scenes might get cut or censored so they could be released in some international markets.
However, some tried to counter this argument by pointing out that while it would've been better if movies like Black Panther had come sooner, it was also good that Marvel was now using its success to promote diversity.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Marvel Studios for comment.