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After an Eternity, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Might Finally Get LGBT Characters

After an Eternity, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Might Finally Get LGBT Characters

After an Eternity, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Might Finally Get LGBT Characters

FINALLY.

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After 10 years, 19 movies, and too many straight-washing controversies to count, it looks like superhero fans might finally be able to see an explicity LGBT superhero on-screen in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. 

In a recent interview with The Playlist promoting Ant-Man and the Wasp (the 20th MCU movie to date), Kevin Feige, Marvel Studio's president, seemed to confirm that viewers will finally be able to see some queer respresentation. 

The Playlist: When are we getting a gay, bi, LGBTQ, out character in the MCU? Is it even in the works?

Kevin Feige: Yes.

The Playlist: That’s the answer?

Kevin Feige: Yeah, that’s the answer.

The Playlist: It’s not someone we’ve seen yet, I’m guessing?

Kevin Feige: Both.

The Playlist: Both?

Kevin Feige: Both ones you’ve seen and ones you haven’t seen.

Considering all of the many opportunities Marvel already had to feature explicitly queer characters in their movies, but ended up cutting or not taking, forgive us if we're little skeptical of this announcement from Feige. 

We'll believe that the MCU actually cares about showcasing LGBT characters when we actually see it.

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Raffy Ermac

Digital Director, Out.com

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel