Marvel Studios executive vice president Victoria Alonso said that more members of the LGBTQ community will appear in the projects of the film universe.
It was recently revealed that Loki from the Disney+ solo series is bisexual and genderqueer. Afterward, Alonso was asked if this heralded the arrival of other LGBT characters.
“It takes time – we have so many stories to tell. We’re uncovering the ones we already have. We’re not changing anything. We’re just showing the world who these people are, who these characters are … We have a lot of new things ahead of us that I think will be representative of the world today. We may not be able to pull it off in the first or second or even third film, or the first or second series, but we will do our best to keep trying to show representation,” Alonso said.
She also added that the decision to make Loki gender-fluid was not a difficult one and that it suited the character:
“We’re not going to do that because it’s politically correct or incorrect. What it is is what it is. Don’t forget, we follow our comics. We try to do it to the best of our ability. And in the comics, that’s what he was,” the Marvel Studios spokeswoman added.