There've been insinuations about other characters' sexuality, but this the first openly gay character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe the first openly gay character. It feels safe to say that "Black Panther" writers combined the figures of Okoye and Aneka to create the character we see onscreen.
You'll find him early in the movie, attending a support group with Captain America and casually discussing a recent date with another man. One of the attendees explains that he finally managed to go on a date.
According to fans, Valkyrie's mission to "find her queen" is a long time coming. So here's to you, random support group guy in Avengers: Endgamefor finally crossing that line — and here's to hoping that while you were the first, you'll be far from the last.
The non-superhero character appears briefly in a support group of people mourning loved ones who were dusted by Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. If Marvel want to show true diversity on the screen, and true LGBTQ representation, then they need to do better than a grieving man with a few lines.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has made a visible push in recent years to embrace diversity. To be clear, I'm not trying to say that Joe Russo's portrayal of a grieving gay man was incorrect or offensive, though it's canon that all gay men are fans of the Yankees, not the Mets. The Russo brothers actively congratulating themselves on embracing "representation," however, may give viewers a sour taste after the fact.
Fans who were hoping that Thor: Ragnarok 's Valkyrie might get a girlfriend, or that Cap and Bucky would finally the first openly gay character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe their love are bound to be disappointed. But as Avengers: Endgame reflections continue to come out, there is headline after headline about Marvel's first openly gay character.
Callie Ahlgrim. This Tony Stark theory will ruin Endgame for you. It was important to us as we did four of these films, we wanted a gay character somewhere in them.
Read more: 'Avengers: Endgame' directors explain the movie's Loki twist, and it could have major implications for the character's Disney Plus TV series. Actually delivering it is another, and only time will tell how the studio does on that front.
Ice cream for an 'ice queen'? In the comics, the "merc with a mouth" is attracted to both men and women — but doesn't appear to pay much attention to that binary. It feels safe to say that "Black Panther" writers combined the figures of Okoye and Aneka to create the character we see onscreen.
In the comics' "The Fearless Defenders" series, Valkyrie is clearly bisexual and has a relationship with the female anthropologist Annabelle Riggs.