5 Queer Superheroes We Crave to See More Of in Future MCU Movies
To live at a time when the MCU is entering a new era is another level of honor.
Over the years, the MCU has made significant strides in embracing diversity and representation, including LGBTQ+ superheroes.
From Loki to Valkyrie, the number of LGBTQ representatives in the MCU is slowly but surely growing, and we're sure to see more of them on the big screen in the near future.
Here are MCU superheroes you probably didn't know were part of the LGBTQ+ community.
After thirteen years and 26 films, The Eternals featured the first onscreen kiss between gay characters. The character Phastos, who is portrayed as a married man with children, had the opportunity to be the first to kiss his onscreen husband, highlighting the progress of LGBTQ inclusion in the Marvel Universe.
The MCU introduces Phyla-Vell, a superhero genetically engineered by the High Evolutionary and a major lesbian character from the comics, in a post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
In the comics, Phyla-Vell is grown up and romantically involved with Moondragon, another Guardians of the Galaxy member who also appears to be the daughter of Drax himself.
Deadpool, the wisecracking mercenary, is about to make his first appearance in the MCU. In previous films, the character of Deadpool, known for his pansexual orientation, has shown interest in the mutant Colossus.
It will be an exciting sequence to see how the dynamic between Wade Wilson's alter ego and the organic metal mutant plays out in upcoming movies.
Another LGBTQ character, Korg, portrayed by director Taika Waititi, made an appearance in Thor: Ragnarok alongside Valkyrie. Waititi confirmed Korg's sexual orientation as gay during his Instagram Live session.
Though the character's backstory reveals that Korg was previously in a deep and meaningful romantic relationship but experienced loss, viewers were able to see him finally find love and settle down in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Speed and Wiccan
The twin sons of Wanda and Vision, Speed and Wiccan, are another MCU character who are canonically gay and bisexual.
While their queerness is not explicitly represented on screen, they are part of the queer representation in the comics and are expected to be part of the LGBTQ community in the MCU's future.