One of the obvious changes coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is more inclusion with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige previously teasing that a LGBT superhero will finally arrive in an upcoming film – specifically Brian Tyree Henry’s character in “Eternals”.
Recently though, Feige says Marvel is going even further – telling an audience at the New York Film Academy (via CNN that a transgender superhero will debut “very soon, in a movie that we’re shooting right now”.
Previous guesses for trans inclusion have centered on Sera, a male angel who transitioned to a female identity and who would potentially be a part of Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Love and Thunder”.
With that project a good few months away from filming, and with “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” still in pre-production, the only possible option then is Chloe Zhao’s still filming “Eternals” – a production built on the core concept of having a diverse cast to play the powerful immortal race.
The announcement comes a year after the first costume reveal of trans actress Nicole Maines as Nia Nal (aka Dreamer) in The CW’s “Supergirl” – the first transgender superhero on screen in a major role.
Feige’s comments follow on from others revealed at the same presentation in which he confirmed the upcoming “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” will see the debut of numerous key MCU characters and “You won’t expect or won’t guess who it is.”
“Eternals” arrives on November 6th.