Fans have speculated that Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie could be the existing queer character, though the studio hasn't said as much. But on the other hand, a blink-and-you'll-miss-him character verbally confirming his sexual orientation feels like the lowest of low bars to clear in22 films into an incredibly lucrative franchise. In the same interview, Joe said that the character came at "a perfect time, because one of the things that is compelling about the Marvel Universe moving forward is its focus on diversity. Endgame director Joe Russo, who also portrayed the character onscreen, told Deadline the moment was "important" to him: Status of every character after 'Infinity War'. For his part, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed last year that at least two LGBTQ characters would be coming to the series — "both ones you've seen and ones you haven't seen," he teased at the time.
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This character does represent a step forward for this particular franchise, even if it's a relatively tiny one. With its 22nd film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally reached a certain historic first: We're using cookies to improve your experience.
Actually delivering it is another, and only time will tell how the studio does on that front.