Marvel film 'will feature an LGBT character'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 June 2015
Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, has promised one of its films will feature an LGBT character "in the next decade or sooner"

A Marvel film will feature an LGBT character "in the next decade or sooner".

Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, has claimed that while there are no concrete plans in place to include such a character in a scheduled film, it is something that will definitely happen at some stage.

He told Collider: "Well in the drawing board going up to 2019 it remains to be seen.

"The comics always make the path that we get to have the fun of saying, 'Yeah let's choose this way or let's choose this way', and I think there are a lot of cool things happening in the comics now that - it's usually a five to ten-year cycle between when something happens in the comics and when we can do it in the movie, sometimes a little less, but Civil War is certainly about the ten-year mark. Winter Soldier, I think, was around that time.

"So we always look at stuff that's happening in the comics and go, 'Where could we do that?' Sometimes it's sooner, but there's no reason why that couldn't happen in the next decade or sooner."

Earlier this month, Stan Lee - the former President and Chairman of Marvel Comics - said that the world "has a place for gay superheroes".

He shared: "I have no problem with creating new, homosexual superheroes.

"It has nothing to do with being anti-gay, or anti-black, or anti-Latino, or anything like that.

"Latino characters should stay Latino. The Black Panther should certainly not be Swiss.

"I just see no reason to change that which has already been established when it's so easy to add new characters. I say create new characters the way you want to. Hell, I'll do it myself."

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