Kevin Feige Says To Expect More Female Heroes, LGBTQ Heroes In MCU
Jun 27 2018
Speaking of representation in the MCU, Ant-Man & the Wasp actress Evangeline Lilly cracked wise about her male co-stars discomfort with tight superhero suits.
Evangeline Lillysays the Marvel actors moan about their superhero costumes because they have never had to suffer for fashion. In an interview covering Ant-Man & the Wasp, the Playlist asked Feige about the future of LGBTQ representation in the MCU.
"I feel like there were a couple of near misses where [we could've worked together] but it didn't really happen, but that's typical", said the Scarface icon. "'(It's) just not that bad.' Do I have the most comfortable suit in the MCU, or (holds up her high-heeled foot for the camera) have men not had the life experience of being uncomfortable for the sake of looking good?" I don't know. And certainly - taking our cue from the comics as we always do - that's why we wanted Cassie, a very young Cassie in this movie, to be inspired by her father. "And so I was thrilled, I was thrilled to finally get a chance to work with him". "You tune it out", she added.
Initially relegated to the sidelines as love interests, female supers have finally started to gain prominence in the films, with the likes of Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, the Wasp, Shuri, Okoye, Gamora, and Mantis beginning to populate this little world.
She was last seen teaming up with Thor to defeat Hela and rescue the surviving Asgardiansm helping them fly away to safety in Ragnorak but the ship was intercepted by the evil Thanos at the end of the movie. But I've thought about things, like if we ever did another one what could it be?
Sure, there have been hints, off-screen trysts and failed promises, but queer representation hasn't exactly been, well, super, given the sheer number of characters who populate the films.