Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature LGBT characters in future films
Studio executives have promised they will keep striving for diversity in casting and characters for new films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Victoria Alonso, the studio’s executive vice-president of production, and casting director Sarah Halley Finn expressed their support for an increasingly diverse Marvel Cinematic Universe in statements to Vulture. “You’re gonna see even more new faces—and faces from all different background, all ages, all ethnicities, LGBTQ, people who are differently abled,” Finn said, adding: “It’s a priority to have authenticity, to increase representation, to give greater representation to actors who have not traditionally been represented in mainstream movies on the big screen.” “We’re just determined to have it be how we do it,” Alonso confirmed. “And if we do it, maybe somebody else will do it … I encourage every studio, every indie production company, every filmmaker out there to make an effort.” Alonso, who is married to actress Imelda Corcoran, has previously stated her ‘longing’ for LGBT superheroes, saying in March that the “world is ready.” Marvel Cinematic Universe currently lacks explicitly LGBT+ superheroes While Marvel comics feature plenty of queer characters, openly LGBT+ superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remain a scarce commodity. Tessa Thompson, who
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