There’s a chance – and it’s just a chance at the moment – that after many people complaining that Marvel’s cinematic universe has been exclusively straight, we may be getting the first openly LGBT Marvel film character in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. It’s just speculation at the moment, but the recent trailer, which featured he chracter Korg, makes it a distinct possibility.
The movie is partly inspired by the Planet Hulk series of comics, with the big green one taken from Earth and ending up doing battle with the also imprisoned Thor on the planet in Sakaar. In the mid-2000s comics, it was revealed that Hiroim and Korg, part of a group of intergalactic warriors called the Warbound, are in a same sex relationship.
While Korg will be in the movie, it’s not known at the moment whether his sexuality will be acknowledged in any way, or whether Hiroim will also feature (we’re presuming they won’t make him straight). Either way, the best we can expect is something very brief, but hopefully it’ll be a step in the right direction.
And while we’re talking Thor: Ragnarok, take a look at a new set of character posters below. [Read more…]