The famous villain Loki, Valkyrie warrior of “Thor” or female general Okoye of “Black Panther” are heterosexual whether in the original comic is not so.
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“Already in 2018, and we still wonder why Marvel continues to eradicate gay, bisexual, transgendered characters,” the Huffington Post put it. There are characters who are not heterosexual in the original manga, but when they go to the screen, Marvel seeks to hide it.
In the Marvel movie universe, there are as many giant numbers as 19 movies, grossing $ 15.5 billion. But there is a very small number of heterosexual characters displayed publicly on the screen: 0 characters.
The problem is, this is quite the opposite of the original comic.
Loki, Valkyrie, Okoye’s hidden reality
In the comic book Marvel there are characters from many different sex and sexual orientation. LGBTQ (gay, bisexual, transgender and others) is no stranger to the Marvel Universe during the last 30 years.
In particular, Marvel had the first male gay identity in 1992. The first gay marriage appeared in 2012. Some celebrities in the Marvel universe are not the most popular, is a favorite villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – who is known as the “pansexual”, and appears in comedies as men and women in comics.
In the comics, Loki has transformed into animals and women in the past, and then has relationships with both men and women. But on the big screen, the gender of the character is almost unspecified and there is only one male figure. Odin himself admitted that his son was “both male and female”.
In Thor: Ragnarok, the warrior character of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) who is bisexual, but a scene of a woman leaving her bathroom early in the morning was cut off, though shot.
In the beginning of 2018, Black Panther fans are eagerly awaiting the love scenes of Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Ayo (Florence Kasumb) – pair of heroic women and warriors are standing side by side. But they were disappointed that Marvel turned the character into “straight”, turning Okoye into the wife of General W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya).
Joe Robert Cole, the scriptwriter of the Black Panther, bluntly dismissed Okoye and Ayo as a pair of widows on the big screen.
Marvelally closed eyes ignored?
“There are 400 characters appearing in the Avengers: Infinity War but no one in LGBTQ?”, Cartoonist Kate Leth said of the latest Marvel movie. This opinion on Twitter has been shared a lot.
In addition to the excitement of this blockbuster, fans are also disappointed that there is no LGBTQ element in the movie, given the fact that the Marvel Universe does not lack LGBTQ superheroes.
Intentionally, the real sex of the superhero is turned into a backstage, or worse, completely negated.
It should be made clear that Marvel does not allow LGBTQ characters to be public, but implicitly. With Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn once admitted: “I imagine there are gay characters in the Marvel Universe, but it is unclear who they are.”
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, a character named Seymour (J.J. Totah) is also considered a LGBTQ fan. But Totah dismisses this when telling The Wrap that Seymour “has never decided to show a particular sexual orientation,” and has no basis in the sex movie of the character.
Thus, the problem is not that these characters do not exist, but rather that Marvel resolutely denies the existence of their gender by blurring it in the film, while not confirming in the movie promotion interview. .
When Thor: Ragnarok came to theaters last year, actress Tessa Thompson confirmed that her Valkyrie character is bisexual, and regretted when the scene was cut. She also said that director Taika Waititi wanted to keep the scene but Marvel was determined to cut it off, “distracting”. After that, the DVD of the movie also did not have this scene.
The Black Panther is similar. Vanity Fair pointed out that the scene of Okoye staring at Ayo filled with love and praised by Ayo “You’re so beautiful” was cut off from the movie.
Disney, which owns Marvel, is completing a deal to own 21st Century Fox, so fans expect a series of LGBTQ superheroes to land Marvel, such as Deadpool, Shatterstar, and X-Men like Iceman. , Mystique, Prodigy and Jubilee.