Marvel is developing a TV show starring an all-female team of superheroes—and it could introduce a host of amazing queer characters to the small screen. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently contains precisely zero queer superheroes, but Marvel has been more progressive in its TV offerings.
Runaways features two queer superheroes in the shape of Karolina Dean and Nico Minoru, two of the main characters who slowly realise their sexuality while also figuring out their powers. And these teenage heroes are two of at least nine LGBT+ characters who might be about to make the leap from Marvel’s comic books to TV.
According to Deadline, Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg is working with Marvel and ABC to create a series of hour-long episodes focusing on more obscure heroes, potentially including those in A-Force, Fearless Defenders and Lady Liberators. As well as Karolina and Nico, these comics include bisexual Thor: Ragnarok warrior Valkyrie and Dr Annabelle Riggs, who kiss in the same issue in which Valkyrie saves Annabelle’s life.