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    All The LGBTQ Characters In The MCU So Far

    The MCU needs more representation, but these characters are leading the way.

    There aren't many LGBTQ superheroes in films. Many Marvel fans would wish for more inclusion if they had the opportunity to greenlight the studio's next film.

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    You would think with all these super serums, radioactive spiders, and super suits going around, that there would be more representation. However, the MCU is slowly making moves in the right direction.

    In just a few years, we've witnessed the MCU diversify its content dramatically. And even more diversification is yet to come. The LGBTQ community is often last to the table, if there's even a seat. However, it's good to see Kevin Feige pushing for the MCU to be more inclusive.

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    There are already characters in the MCU who are part of the LGBTQ community in the comics. For instance, Ayo from Black Panther (and most recently The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) is a lesbian in the source material.

    James Gunn, who directed the Guardians of the Galaxy films, eluded to gay characters within the MCU in the past. “You know, somebody asked me will there be any gay characters in Marvel movies, and what I meant was there’s a lot of characters in the MCU and very few of them have we delved into what their sexualities are — whether it’s gay or straight or bisexual,” Gunn said.

    “We don’t really know," he continued. "So, I imagine there are probably gay characters in the Marvel Universe, you know. We just don’t know who they are yet.”

    Other than the MCU characters who have yet to claim the same sexuality as their comic counterpart, there are new additions to the universe who will help color the studio's roster.

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    Disney gained a few LGBTQ heroes when they acquired Fox, and Feige has made sure that new queer characters will appear in future MCU installments.

    So how many queer characters are in the MCU currently? Just enough to start building something real. Below is a list of all the queer characters in the MCU so far (and a few hopeful guestimates based on their comic background).

    Loki

    Tom Hiddleston in Loki
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    Loki has been in the MCU for a long time, but his sexuality was only recently confirmed in his series. The God of Mischief is also bisexual and genderfluid in the comics.

    Sylvie

    Sylvie in Loki
    Chuck Zlotnick

    Of course, Loki's counterpart is also bisexual. In fact, it was Sylvie that brought up the conversation of sexuality in Loki, and we're sure that we'll see this concept explored further in her future.

    Valkyrie

    Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
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    Tessa Thompson has been very vocal about the bisexuality of her character, and we will see an expanded love story for Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder. "First of all, as king, as new king [of Asgard], she needs to find her queen," said Thompson. "So that will be the first order of business. She has some ideas. I'll keep you posted."

    Phastos

    Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
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    Phastos will be the first openly gay hero in the MCU in Eternals. Played by Brian Tyree Henry, Phastos will have a husband and children.

    Grieving Man

    joe russo in avengers endgame
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    Joe Russo directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, but he had a cameo in the latter. Russo plays a gay man grieving in Captain America's therapy group. 

    Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio

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    Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio are technically in the MCU now that Deadpool will be the only Fox/Marvel entity to survive the Disney merger. For now, anyway. This couple made their debut in Deadpool 2. 

    Deadpool

    Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
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    Deadpool himself will be showing his face in the MCU really soon as well. The hilarious mercenary is pansexual, and he seems to have something going on for Colossus.

    Wiccan

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    Introduced in WandaVision as Billy, Wiccan is openly gay and in a relationship with Hulkling in the comics. Since they were the first gay marriage in the comics, and it was a pretty big deal, it's likely the MCU will go the same route. Only time will tell though.

    Ayo

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    While Ayo's sexuality has never been confirmed in the MCU, her comic counterpart is a lesbian. I would love to see the MCU explore Ayo's life further, and the Black Panther sequel is the perfect time to do so. 

    Korg

    Korg sitting down
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    Yet another character who is gay in the comics, Korg's sexuality in the MCU has yet to be explored. However, I believe we'll get a hint of his past love life in Thor: Love and Thunder.