Marvel: We're thinking about bringing in a trans character.
Every Newspaper: omg there's going to be a Trans superhero.
like if Star Wars has shown us anything its that there isn't going to be a gay or trans character or superhero who can't be edited out of the film entirely for certain markets.
@mxsiege meanwhile: either cheap joke like fat suit Thor, or extremely background like their ‘gay character’ who’s in a support group for 30 seconds
@mxsiege she said cynically, with a bitter voice and face
@Cathymarinara cosigned in my cynical handwriting.
@mxsiege reminder that the most influential market in that regard, as always, is the domestic one
the star wars sad excuse for rep was jj's idea, because he didn't want us to be "a big deal"
@mxsiege hmm i'm not sure brie larson could be edited out of avengers endgame
but the film didn't even tell us her name let alone that she's gay, so,
@mxsiege me: OMG there'sa trans character now!
@mxsiege The more we say it like this, the more they'll be pressured into doing just that.
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