Marvel Studios has taken the "better late than never" approach when it comes to inclusion in their films. After a decade and 19 movies produced for the MCU, Black Panther marked the first time that an African-American director was at the helm of a blockbuster superhero flick featuring a predominantly African-American cast. Next year, Captain Marvel will become the first female-led solo feature with Brie Larson playing the titular role.
As the MCU continues to include superheroes from all walks of life, the question now becomes when will we see our first LGBTQ character. In an interview with The Playlist, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige alluded to the existence of, at least, two characters.
The Playlist: When are we getting a Gay, Bi, LGBTQ, out character in the MCU? Is it even in the works?
Kevin Feige: Yes.
The Playlist: That’s the answer?
Kevin Feige: Yeah, that’s the answer.
The Playlist: It’s not someone we’ve seen yet, I’m guessing?
Kevin Feige: Both.
The Playlist: Both?
Kevin Feige: Both ones you’ve seen and ones you haven’t seen.
Feige’s last response suggesting that there have been "ones you’ve seen" in the MCU appears to support the claim made by Tessa Thompson that her character Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok was bisexual.
As for the characters we haven't seen, we will just have to wait and see.