Trans Characters in Comics: It's Time!
Here are some of the transgender characters from DC and Marvel Comics that we thought it's high time you meet!
One day ago, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Fiege, dropped a very welcome bomb - that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to feature its very first transgender character on screen.
This has been a long time coming, as the MCU has faced a ton of criticism for its failure to adequately represent LGBTQI+ characters.
Now here's the thing: Fiege wasn't very specific. Asked at the New York Film Academy whether Marvel has any plans to introduce more LGBTQ+ characters, and specifically trans characters, Feige said: “Yes, absolutely yes.”
He added: “Very soon, in a movie we’re shooting right now, yes.”
So we aren't sure who the character is, and we don't know which movie will feature this character. What we do know is this - the only Marvel movie currently in the middle of filming is The Eternals, which stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani.
That aside, we thought now is the time the world should know that the canon of both Marvel and DC are actually quite rich in LGBTQI+ representation.
Here are the characters from both universes we thought you might want to get to know!
Let's start with Marvel. Brace yourselves, there are some surprises here.
And now on to DC, a universe that has always been an LGBTQI+ ally: