Marvel Studios executive vice president of film production Victoria Alonso has promised more LGBTQ+ representatives to attend Marvel Cinematic Universe as Phase 4 develops. The franchise’s new stage begins in earnest with Marvel Studios’ first independent TV series on Disney+, WandaVision, earlier this year. It was followed by Falcon and Winter Soldier and what is going on Loki series. Film half of the latest phase begins with release black widow on July 9 9
Despite the success of the MCU, the representation of LGBTQ+ characters in the franchise has been viewed as lacking by many critics. It’s finally starting to change Loki with Loki’s files on TVA recorded him genderfluid. It has developed further in Loki both through Sylvie’s presence and in episode 3, “Lamentis,” when Loki reveals he is bisexual. This marks the first time a main character in the MCU has publicly shared that they are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Talk to Variation at the fan premiere for black widow, Alonso promised that the studio is committed to further representation of LGBTQ+ in its output going forward. Executives admit that doing it “takes time” and that the studio may not always get it right, but will keep trying. You can read Alonso’s full statement below:
It takes time, there are many stories we can tell. We will empower those who [LGBTQ+]. We didn’t change anything. We’re just showing the world who these people were, who these characters were… There were a lot of things we thought about that I thought would represent the world today. We won’t nail it in the first film or second film or third film, or first show or second show, but we will do our best to consistently try to represent it.
When asked about the recent decision to make Loki genderfluid series, Alonso says: “Honestly, it’s no big dealargues that Marvel is only loyal to its characters. He went on to state that studios do it”do because it is politically right or wrong. This is what it is. Don’t forget, we follow our comics. We try to follow them to the tee. So in the comics, here he is.”
Loki being described as genderfluid is nothing new, though admitting it with modern terminology. In Marvel Comics, Loki has spent several years as a woman and even imitated other female characters, including Scarlet Witch. Likewise, looking further back into Norse mythology, as a shapeshifter, Loki often switched between being male and female, though generally considered male, and even gave birth to Odin’s eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has long stated that he wants to diversify the MCU, and Alonso’s comments seem to corroborate this. Also, acknowledges that while Marvel may not always get its LGBTQ+ representation right at first, admits that it wants to make sure this becomes an important part of Marvel Cinematic Universe is a step in the right direction. Hope you like the movie Eternal and other upcoming Disney+ events prove that Marvel is committed to keeping its promises and building on the incredible representation featured in the shows Loki.
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