Victoria Alonso took advantage of a frequently asked question to respond to the fans demands and wishes. Among these many questions, lots of people have asked whether Marvel would consider creating a superhero belonging to the LGBTQ+ community. And the vice president seemed rather enthusiastic about the idea.
This isn’t Marvel’s first step in the right direction for the LGBTQ+ community as a homosexual relationship is portrayed in the film Runaways. Victoria Alonso has continued in the right direction in terms of diversity for the franchise.
‘I would feel honoured to have a member of the LGBTQ+ group represented in our films and I hope the future shows that.’ She also wants more Latin and Asian representation in the films.
Now that Marvel is engaged to promoting LGBTQ+ in their films, the most difficult task will be making sure the character isn’t a stereotype or cliché. We know that the rainbow community is quite tough and uncompromising about this and the slightest mistake made by the studio would be fatal for them.
As a reminder, the next Spider Man film, which will be released on 2nd July, will feature the first trans actor in the film. We’ll see whether Marvel has managed to avoid all the clichés.