The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first transgender superhero is featured in a movie filming “right now” according to Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige.
According to The Guardian, “Speaking at an event at the New York Film Academy, Marvel president Kevin Feige said that a trans superhero would appear in a film “very soon, in a movie that we’re shooting right now”. He said that more transgender characters will feature in the future. Such a development was expected from the post-Avengers: Infinity War iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with many expecting that the character will debut in Thor: Love and Thunder, released in 2021. Fans have speculated that the only existing character who fits the bill exists in the Thor universe: Sera, who descends from a group of all-male angels but who has transitioned to a female identity.”
This November sees the release of The Eternals. The film, about an ancient race whose powers derive from alien experiments, will introduce Marvel movies’ first gay character. Richard Madden will play Ikaris, “a levitating immortal with teleporting and vaporising powers and abundance of cosmic energy” who also, said Feige, is “married, he’s got a family, and that is just part of who he is.”
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