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We’re Pretty Sure Captain Marvel Will Be The MCU’s First Openly Gay Superhero

Marvel has been hinting for quite a while now that the future of the MCU will be inclusive and diverse. In addition to that, they’ve also revealed that we will see an openly gay superhero lead the franchise moving forward, following Avengers: Endgame, and we think that we’ve figured out who it is – and it’s someone we’ve been seeing a lot of in the movies lately. None other than Captain Marvel.

First, let’s begin with all of the quotes on the subjects from producers, actors, etc.

Kevin Feige has many quotes about the future of the MCU being diverse, so let’s just go with the one he made back in March:

“People also ask sometimes bout Black Panther. So, the notion of representation on screen, in front of and behind the camera, somebody asked me once, so is Black Panther a one-off? This is the future. This is the way the world is, and the way, certainly, our studio’s going to be run going forward, because it brings about better stories. The more diverse the group of people making the movie is, the better the stories.”

Add that on to Marvel’s Production Chief, Victoria Alonso, who was asked about the possibility of a gay superhero in the MCU, to which she replied:

“The world is ready, the world is ready.”

Before adding:

“I’m so passionate about this I’ve got to tell you. Our entire success is based on people that are incredibly different. Why wouldn’t we? Why would we only want to be recognized by only one type of person? Our audience is global, is diverse, is inclusive. If we don’t do it that way for them, we will fail. If we don’t put pedal to the metal on the diversity and the inclusivity, we will not have continued success. Our determination is to have that for all of the people out there watching our movies.”

Add that on to the comments Feige made in an interview with ET a couple months back, where he said:

“I think all of those are percolating and — let’s put it this way: They’re all percolating. I do want to keep the focus on this one and on the immediate future, but everything you just named are percolating, some closer than others.”

And now, The Russo Brothers have flat out said that an announcement on a gay character coming out will be very soon. When Joe Russo spoke about his cameo as the first openly gay character in the MCU, he revealed:

“Yes, openly gay. There’s been insinuations about other characters’ sexuality, but this is the first openly gay character.”

Okay. So who could it be? Well, Captain Marvel might be more obvious than you think. Brie Larson has hinted at wanting to be at the forefront of Marvel’s push to a more inclusive and diverse set of movies. More recently, the actress said:

“I’m happy to be on the forefront of the normalization of this type of content and to prove once again that representation matters. Diverse storytelling matters, the female experience matters, and these are markers.”

She continued:

“So it’s something I’ve always known and I think a lot of people always knew, but this is just normalizing.”

Finishing with:

“I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero. So to me it’s like, we gotta move faster. But I’m always wanting to move faster with this stuff.”

It’s worth pointing out that Carol Danvers didn’t have an openly stated dating relationship or anything like that in Captain Marvel (not that the story really required it) but many thought that she may have had a relationship with Monica Rambeau at some point in her past.

So, some have speculated this before, with Captain Marvel‘s release, and there’s also this tweet from Brie Larson herself:

Added on with comments from Tessa Thompson, AKA Valkyrie, about a potential romance with Captain Marvel:

“It didn’t even occur to me, legitimately, that it was necessarily a romantic thing. I don’t even know what happens in the canon in terms of those characters or if they ever intersect, but I just love the idea of more women Marvel characters getting to intersect. I just think it’s so cool and it’s time and why not? There’re so many compelling female characters inside of the MCU.”

Some also think that her new look in Endgame points to it as well:

So, in closing, if we were making a prediction, after the recent comments from The Russo Brothers, and everything else we’ve analyzed here, we’d say that Captain Marvel will most definitely be the character coming out as gay in the MCU in the near future.

What do you think of this? How do you feel about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments down below!

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