QUEER VOICES
05/02/2017 04:57 pm ET

Could We Have Already Seen Queer Characters In Marvel Films And Not Even Know It?

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" director seems to think so.

Listen up, Marvel fans: a LGBTQ character could be joining the smash cinematic superhero universe soon ― and we might have already seen them. 

In a video interview with The Guardian, director James Gunn hinted at the possibility of existing Marvel characters identifying as queer. Still, he stopped short of mentioning names or any specifics of those characters.  

“There’s a lot of characters in the [Marcel Comics Universe] and very few of them that we’ve delved into what their sexuality is,” Gunn, who helmed both “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” said in the interview, which can be viewed above. “Whether it’s gay or straight or bisexual, we don’t really know.”

He continued, “So I imagine that there are probably, you know, gay characters in the Marvel universe. We just don’t know who they are yet.” 

It isn’t the first time that Gunn has hinted at a possible LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel Universe and specifically in the “Guardians” series. He told the Press Association April 20 that he “would love to be able to” feature a queer protagonist in the Marvel franchise, and quickly clarified, “We might have already done that. I say watch the movie.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, opens Friday. 

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