After receiving a wealth of praise and acclaim for their impending introduction of a transgender character in their upcoming new film, Marvel has now had to backtrack and confirm that they will not be introducing a transgender character to MCU “very soon”.
The figurehead of Marvel Comics, Kevin Feige was speaking at an event for the New York Film Academy where he fielded questions from the audience after pledging his aspirations for the MCU’s future.
That led to an audience member asking if there were any plans for the introduction of any LGBTQ+ “specifically trans” characters. He confirmed that transgender characters were in the pipeline, “Yes, absolutely yes” he responded. Even adding that they would be joining the universe “very soon, in a movie that we’re shooting right now.”
However, Marvel have now moved to clarify those comments. It has been revealed that Feige was only speaking in relation to the first part of the question when saying a new character was on the way soon, and that he only meant to reference the LGBT+ element of the question.
The film in question is likely Marvel’s *Eternals* which stars Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Barry Keoghan, and Brian Tyree Henry and will feature Marvel’s first major Gay character.