Marvel Studio desire to present new superheroes with a greater diversity of genders, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations.
Executive vice-president of production Victoria Alonso wants to go beyond the cliché of the white male superheroes. She said that diversity is one of the most important priorities for Marvel.
“We’re just determined to have it be how we do it,” Alonso told Vulture. “And if we do it, maybe somebody else will do it… I encourage every studio, every indie production company, every filmmaker out there to make an effort.”
Besides, casting director Sarah Halley Finn explains clearly the things are about to change.
“You’re gonna see even more new faces — and faces from all different background, all ages, all ethnicities, LGBTQ, people who are differently abled,” she says.
“It’s a priority to have authenticity, to increase representation, to give greater representation to actors who have not traditionally been represented in mainstream movies on the big screen,” she added.
Earlier this year, Marvel Studio's president Kevin Feige told Vulture that “the company also has been and remained open to changing the long-established genders, ethnicities, and sexualities of its comic characters for their film incarnations.”
I can only applaud this initiative. I look forward to discovering these new LGBTQ+ characters and seeing a greater diversity in the adaptations of Marvel Comics.