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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says an LGBTQ superhero is 'percolating' in the MCU

His comments come just a week after it was revealed the Studio are looking for an openly gay actor for a role

2019-03-11

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said an LGBTQ superhero is ‘percolating’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Last week, it was reported that Marvel Studios are actively looking for an LGBTQ actor to play a gay character in the upcoming movie Eternals, based on the Marvel comic series written by Jack Kirby.

Following the announcement, the production chief at the studios, Victoria Alonso, said that she believes the ‘world is ready’ for the first ever gay character in the MCU.

And now, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that a LGBTQ superhero is ‘percolating’ into works.

When asked by Entertainment Tonight whether Kamala Khan will appear in the MCU, a Nova movie, an LGBTQ superhero or Taika Waititi announcing his next Marvel project, Feige teased and said ‘can’t we have all three?’

To which the reporter then asked which is closest to reality and Feige replied: “I think all of those are percolating and-- Let's put it this way: They're all percolating.

“I do want to keep the focus on this one and on the immediate future, but everything you just named are percolating, some closer than others.”

So far, there has been an obvious lack of LGBTQ representation in the MCU despite there being multiple gay characters in the Marvel Comics.