Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously revealed the Marvel Cinematic Universe will get its first two LGBTQ superheroes. Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo have now confirmed an announcement will happen sooner rather than later.
In an interview with EW Morning Live, Joe said, “There is a gay character coming up in one of their films, and I think Kevin [Feige] will make that announcement, I’m sure pretty soon."
Joe played a gay character at the start of Endgame. When asked if he was the cinematic universe's first openly gay character, he replied, “Yes, openly gay. There’ve been insinuations about other characters’ sexuality, but this is the first openly gay character.” When pressed about who else might be gay, he responded, "We're gonna find out."
“That’s a story for another day,” Anthony added.
At this time, it's not totally clear in what film the MCU's first major gay character will appear. However, there are rumors that character will the lead the upcoming Eternals film. It's also unclear who the established character might be LGBTQ, as there's a lot of fan speculation on who may or may not be. However, Tessa Thompson previously said Valkyrie is bisexual. Both Thompson and Captain Marvel actor Brie Larson have endorsed art shipping their characters.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos.