The Marvel Cinematic Universe has already grown to a depth and scope that even the most optimistic fans couldn't have anticipated. It's still growing, which has led to a search for the best characters the MCU hasn't used yet. When it comes to the list of characters who need to be in Marvel films, those that represent diversity are often at the very top. Although Marvel Comics have made consistent efforts to inject more diversity and representation into their books, their partners at Marvel Studios are lagging a bit behind. Black Panther did wonders for adding some worldliness to the MCU, but there's still a long way to go.
The are a number of available diverse characters the MCU needs if it really wants to represent the heroes of an entire world. Entire continents have yet to produce a single superhero, and any LGBTQ content has been next-to-nonexistent. With more than 20 upcoming films on the slate, Marvel Studios has plenty of opportunity to fix this issue and decades of publishing history to draw from.
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