Marvel Might Be Casting An Openly Gay Superhero

With Captain Marvel blasting off into theaters this weekend in the first solo female superhero film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans are eager to ring in another long-overdue milestone.

Marvel’s production chief Victoria Alonso said she believes the “world is ready” for a leading gay superhero at the center of their own story amid rumors that the studio is looking to cast an openly gay actor for a starring role in an upcoming project.

“Our entire success is based on people that are incredibly different. Why wouldn’t we?