Words: Steve Brown
Marvel could be introducing a new gay character in Captain Marvel 2.
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are eagerly anticipating the arrival of out LGBTQ characters in the popular movie franchise.
But now it appears the sequel to the Brie Larson starring sequel will be introducing Hulkling into the universe.
Hulkling and Wiccan coming to the MCU in all their gay glory?! You love to see it (please don’t just be a wafty rumour) pic.twitter.com/iFHZzLPwJZ— Patrick Swayne (@pswayne7) September 2, 2019
Despite having a name similar to Hulk, the character has no connection to Bruce Banner and is instead a Skrull – the race of aliens who played an important part in Captain Marvel – and website We Got This Covered report the character will make an appearance in the new film.
Although the film has not actually been announced, the site reports the openly gay teenage hero – who in the comics is dating Scarlet Witch’s son, Wiccan – will only have a small part in the film.
But it’s speculated that Marvel Studios will be using the sequel as a way to introduce the character, who will likely go on to have a larger role in Young Avengers.