ANOLE [Victor Borkowski]
BLING! [Roxanne ‘Roxy’ Washington]
HULKLING [Theodore ‘Teddy’ Altman]
KARMA [Xi’an Coy Mahn]
LOKI LAUFEYSON, God of Mischief
MOONDRAGON [Heather Douglas]
MYSTIQUE [Raven Darkholme]
NORTHSTAR [Jean-Paul Beaubier]
PRODIGY [David Alleyne]
RICTOR [Julio Esteban Ricter]
WICCAN [William ‘Billy’ Kaplan], the Demiurge
And the MCU could acknowledge that gay people exist without using gay superheroes. There has also been characters that were newly created for the movies that could have been gay, Phil Coulson could have been a gay man with a crush on Steve Rogers but they chose to make him yet another straight guy.
That is just silly. Do Hawiian people not exist in the MCU? Brazillians? Street performers? Quakers? Candlestick makers?
A lack of something doesn't mean they're refusing to acknowledge something exists.
"Um, blah, blah, blah. And, Girl Power. Feminism, d'you know what I mean?"
And I do genuinely believe that homophobic people prefer it when movies and tv shows don't include any LGBT characters because it lets them ignore that LGBT people exist. When homophobes get upset that a book series set in the Star Wars universe includes gay characters and when JJ Abrams said that gay characters would "eventually" be included in the Star Wars movies it's because they'd prefer to think that gay people literally don't exist at all in the world of Star Wars.
I've been trying to figure out more info on the possibility of an LGBT character being in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and this is what I've found;
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Apparently Slyvester Stallone and Michelle Yeoh play Stakar and Aleta Ogord the male and female versions of a character called Starhawk. These characters sometimes share a single body and because of a storyline where the female version controlled the male body and tried unsuccessfully to rekindle her romance with a male character some people have considered the character transgender.
Personally I don't really think that sounds like a trans character.
I haven't seen the movie myself so I don't know if this is the reason why Gunn made that comment.
There's also the fact that spoilers:
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Miley Cyrus plays a robotic head, that could very well be asexual.
"You are here. You fought the weekend war, and you made it to the other side. Welcome to Monday; you can be anyone here. This is a new day, a new beginning, a new chance to be great. We are wiser and wilder than we were yesterday. Go kiss a stranger. Scream your favorite song from the top of the tallest building. You have the right to remain rock and roll. This is the end of the innocence; youth wasn't wasted on us. Now get out there, and write your story." - Brian Logan Dales, The Summer Set
Wasn't Gunn specifically asked about a GAY CHARACTER, though? Unless he took ''gay'' as an umbrella term for any sexual/gender minority.
Also when I thought about Gunn's response more I realized I focused mostly on the fact that he said; “We might have already done that. I say watch the movie. Check it out. See what you think.” And how that sounds so non-committal, like he knows that it's not really in the movie but maybe some people will interpret it that way.
But what is the most telling about his quote was the first part; “Absolutely. I would love to be able to.” I would love to be able to. Think about that.
If Adam is coming, maybe Moonstone wont be far off - there are 5 after credits scenes after all - maybe someone appears there?
I will raise my throne above the Stars of God
There is no mention of Moondragon or any other openly LGBTQ character that I know of. They did set up spoilers:
end of spoilers, so I hope you're right and Heather (alongside Phyla) is not far behind. Man, I'm gonna be SO disappointed if the GOTG trilogy ends without a single glimpse of these two. :\
Adam Warlock for possibly the 3rd movie