MCU’s Future Will Be Focused On Diversity, Female And LGBT Characters

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We can all agree that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is great. If you’re reading the content on this site, then you must have a fan of many of these movies.

However, there has been a bit of a problem with these films so far. They not incredibly diverse, especially when it comes to female and LGBT characters. There could be more of them and there should be.

It sounds like this is something that Marvel Studios is looking to fix moving forward, and with the huge success of the likes of Captain Marvel and the popularity of Tessa Thompson’s character for Thor: Ragnarok, Valkyrie, they’ve definitely started the groundwork. It’s time to build on that.

According to We Got This Covered’s source, the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will be more focused on representing more diverse, female and LGBT characters, and it’s about time Marvel did this, because it’s been far too long that these characters have been overlooked in the MCU.

The MCU is going to be more representative moving forward

Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok in the MCU

Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok in the MCU – Credit: Marvel Studios

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We Got This Covered’s David Poutain writes: “The future of the Marvel franchise will be heavily focused on diversity, female characters and LGBT representation. In particular, we’re told that the production house is very keen to correct the imbalance after so many of their movies have been led by white male superheroes.”

It’s also been rumoured that James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will introduce a new line-up which will reflect Marvel Studios’ new policy on having better representation in their movies.

There are also rumours that Marvel’s new X-Men films will also be diverse than the previous movies.

We can already see that Marvel Studios is doubling down on this in their Phase 4 movies. Marvel’s Phase 4 will start off with their second female-led superhero movie in Black Widow, and then they’ll release The Eternals in the same year which has a very diverse cast.

Marvel’s Phase 4 is looking like it’ll be pretty diverse

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Captain Marvel 2’s title may have been revealed to be Captain Marvel Secret Invasion – Credit: Marvel Studios

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The Eternals will also introduce the MCU first-ever openly gay superhero in Richard Madden’s Ikaris.

Then, in 2021, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be hitting cinemas and that film will be the first MCU movie to feature an Asian lead.

Add to this the fact that Natalie Portman is said to have a bigger role in Thor: Love And Thunder and will be playing female Thor, it really is looking like Marvel Studios is taking diversity in their movies seriously moving forward.

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