Marvel Studios has been taking steps towards progressive diversity with films like Black Panther and Captain Marvel. Now that Avengers: Endgame is coming to an end, the studio promises that everyone is going to "actively" work towards a more diverse and inclusive Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking with fans during a Reddit question and answer segment earlier today, Marvel Studios EVP of Production Victoria Alonso assures the fanbase that the MCU is going to have more diversity and inclusivity as it moves forward with Phase 4 of the franchise. Alonso was asked whether Marvel would add in more characters from the LGBTQ in the MCU's expanding franchise.
"I would feel honored to have a member of the LGBTQ+ group represented in our films and I hope the future shows that," Alonso wrote.
There have been rumors that Marvel would introduce its first openly gay hero in Marvel's The Eternals, however those rumors have yet to be confirmed. Of course, Marvel plans to announce its plans for for the future of the franchise soon after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
"I can tell you we are actively working on making our universe as diverse and inclusive as we can. Be patient with us. We have a lot coming in the future," Alonso added in a separate comment.
It's lovely that Marvel is making active decisions for diversity and inclusion.
Marvel's latest release, Avengers: Endgame is currently screening in cinemas.