Avengers: Endgame saw the culmination of 10 years of films and gave them the opportunity to introduce over 64 characters from the Marvel Universe. One can only wonder what Marvel Studios has instilled for the fandom with Phase 4. But the studios’ long-time Executive Producer Trinh Tran offered to share some insight on the type of upcoming films fans can expect without any spoilers, of course.
Tran, who was also the Executive Producer for Avengers: Endgame had a conversation with Comicbook.com about making the biggest movie of all-time and the studios’ plan for MCU’s Phase 4. From the looks of it, diversity and representation seem to be the top priority for upcoming films.
“I think, you know, what I’m excited about is the obviously more female representation and more diversity. Me being a minority and a female and a part of the MCU, I think to be able to see that translate into film is very important because we live in a world where everybody is different. To be able to have Shang-Chi and to be able to have Black Widow and more of that, I think that’s going to represent the world that we live in and that’s going to be relatable to the audience.
I think I’m looking forward to really introducing different characters like that and having people you know love it as much as they did with Iron Man, Thor, Cap, and the previous characters that we’ve introduced in the past 10 years.”
This shouldn’t come as a surprise since Marvel Studios’ plan to offer a bigger platform for female characters were hinted in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame when a sleeve of female superheroes were the limelight in the last two films’ third-act climax.
Over the span of 22-films, the MCU has been impressive at representing different cultures and People of Color through cameos and big-screen roles. You can also check out PursueNews’ breakdown video on the total number of Indian cultural references in MCU films below.
So far, it looks like the studios’ experimental strategy to provide a bigger platform for representation and diversity has worked out in their favor and with Shang-Chi and Black Widow set as their upcoming releases–it’s evident that we will see more diverse superhero characters from different backgrounds on Disney Plus Marvel TV shows and MCU feature titles.
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