Inclusion hasn't been the MCU's strongest quality over its 11-year history.
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The first openly gay character was seemingly brushed aside, according to some fans.
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Kevin Feige commented on the reaction to that scene in a recent interview.
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He stated: "That was never meant to be our first focused character."
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He explained that the intent was to depict the subject as wholly normal.
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Though he acknowledged that the timing made the reaction inevitable.
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Finally, he assured fans that more prominent LGBT figures would appear.
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If certain rumors are to be believed, fans won't have to wait that long.
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