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Is Gay Superhero Wiccan Finally Going to Be a Part of the MCU?

Is Gay Superhero Wiccan Finally Going to Be a Part of the MCU?

Is Gay Superhero Wiccan Finally Going to Be a Part of the MCU?

WandaVision is giving queer fans so much hope for LGBTQ+ representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

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Is a queer, fan-favorite Marvel comic book hero finally going to be included in Marvel Studio's cinematic universe? Well, after watching the latest episode of Disney+'s latest title WandaVision, many LGBTQ+ fans are excited AF and hopeful about the prospect! 

Episode three of the highly-anticipated MCU streaming series premiered recently and introduced viewers to Billy and Tommy, the new-born twin sons of the show's titular heroes Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany).

Longtime Marvel fans know that Billy grows up to become Wiccan, a gay superhero who is in love and marries another beloved Marvel comics hero, Hulkling. 

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(Hulkling [left] kissing Wiccan [right].)

For those of us who are unfamiliar, Hulkling (or Theodore "Teddy" Altman) is a canonically queer Kree hero who made their first appearance in the Young Avengers comic in 2005. He is in a romantic relationship with his fellow Young Avenger Wiccan (aka William "Billy" Kaplan), and their pairing is a favorite amongst many LGBTQ+ comic fans. Heck, the two even got married in the fourth issue of the Avengers x Fantastic Four crossover Empyre series in 2020! 

Rumors have been circulating that Hulkling himself would be joining the MCU in the upcoming sequel to 2019's Captain Marvel(another heroine beloved by the LGBTQ+ geeks the world over), so WandaVision's introduction of Billy could lay the groundwork for Wiccan and Hulkling's relationship to finally be shown in some capacity in the future on-screen! 

He's still only a baby right now, but we can't wait to see what the future has in store for Billy as a character! Queer people deserve to see themselves reflected in the media they consume, and superhero flicks and shows are no exception! 

WandaVision is now streaming on Disney+, with new episodes dropping on Fridays! Watch the trailer below! 

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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