Marvel’s Kevin Feige Walks Back Transgender Superhero Statement

Marvel Studios walked back a statement made by studio head Kevin Feige yesterday, saying that a transgender superhero was in a movie “shooting right now.”

Feige, meant to refer to the LGBT character set to appear in the upcoming Eternals film. According to Variety, “While participating in a guest lecture series for the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in December, Feige was asked if the studio has any plans “on bringing more LGBT+ characters into the MCU, specifically the T, trans characters.”

“Yes — absolutely, yes,” Feige said. “And very soon. In a movie that we’re shooting right now.”

“While Feige’s answer appeared to respond to the specific question about a trans character, two sources close to the studio tell Variety that Feige only intended to respond to the first part about LGBT+ characters, and he did not mean to imply that a trans character will be coming to the MCU ‘very soon.’”

 

 

 

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