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


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.