Kevin Feige has revealed that Marvel Studios has immediate plans for more diverse LGBTQ representation going forward.
In a recent Q&A at the New York Film Academy, Kevin Feige revealed to upcoming filmmakers that Marvel Studios has plans for more LGBTQ representation. During the Q&A, Kevin Feige revealed to the audience a look at the inner workings of Marvel Studios, including how they approach re-shoots, edits and embracing comic book lore. But when one filmmaker specifically asked Kevin Feige if Marvel Studios have plans for more LGBTQ representation, the executive producer looked happy to confirm that they do.
“Yes. Absolutely, yes. And very soon, in a movie that we’re shooting right now.”
Another student asked about the significant successes of Black Panther and Captain Marvel, which were largely popular due to focusing on a diverse cast. Kevin Feige was asked whether this meant Marvel Studios would continue to push for diverse representation in the franchise. He explained that they want to showcase the people that show up to see each movie. Take a look at Kevin Feige’s comments about more diversity in Marvel Studios movies below.
“Every time we do a movie, we hope it’s going to succeed so that we can make another movie. That’s always the idea. And with those two films in particular, Black Panther and Captain Marvel, we wanted to keep showcasing heroes from the comics that represent the world that goes to see our movies. So our intention was always to continue to do that. What’s exciting is that both those movies were such big hits that it squashed any sort of question otherwise, and I hope — and I think — it inspired other companies around the world to do the same thing and tell those different types of stories.
Kevin Feige then went on to highlight the fact that both of Marvel Studios’ 2020 releases, Black Widow and Eternals, are directed by women. He also mentioned that two of three of the Disney Plus shows that Marvel Studios have announced are going to be helmed by women. Take a look a look at Kevin Feige’s Q&A regarding Marvel Studios below.
Both films we have coming out in 2020 are directed by women. We’ve got three other shows that we’ve announced, but we haven’t announced the players. Spoiler alert: two out of three of them are women. And it makes for better stories, I say. When you’re sitting at a table, and everybody looks like you, you’re in trouble. You’re not gonna get the best story out of that.”
Are you glad Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are finally putting more LGBTQ representation in their movies? Which LGBTQ characters from the comics do you want to see on the big screen? Sound off in the comments below!
The next Marvel Studios movie is Black Widow. Full plot details on Marvel Studios’ Black Widow are currently under wraps, though it has been revealed that the film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and will see Scarlett Johansson’s Nathasha Romanoff take on the villainous Taskmaster. The film will also mark the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Yelena Belova, the second modern-era character to use the Black Widow title in the comics.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
Source: New York Film Academy