Kevin Feige backtracks on comments about Marvel’s first transgender character

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Marvel Boss Kevin Feige has clarified his comment that Marvel will introduce its first transgender character “very soon”

When asked during a question and answer session at the New York Film Academy whether Marvel has any plans to introduce more LGBTQ+ characters, and specifically trans characters, Feige said: “Yes, absolutely yes,” before adding: “Very soon, in a movie we’re shooting right now, yes.”

However, according to Variety, Feige has since backtracked on the claim, insisting he only meant that an LGBTQ+ character would be introduced “very soon,” not specifically a trans character.

The publication reported he “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’.”

The move comes after fans of the comic book franchise urged Feige to include more LGBTQ+ characters, with Tessa Thompson revealing her character Valkyrie was gay or bisexual.

Last July (2019), the Geeks WorldWide website reported on Marvel casting notices for a trans character – but no details have officially been released.

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