ABC is developing a new Marvel show focusing on female superheroes — and there should definitely be some LGBTI heroes included.
Allan Heinberg, who wrote the Wonder Woman script, is helming the project. He’s also a longtime comic book writer and has previously written for shows like Sex and the City, Looking, and Scandal.
This series, with a production commitment, comes right after the announcement of limited series focusing on characters like Loki.
In anticipation of more much-needed female superhero titles, here are 7 LGBTI female Marvel superheroes who would make great additions to the new series.
1. America Chavez
America Chavez aka Ms America is one of the more popular heroes for younger audiences. She first gained popularity when she joined the Young Avengers, alongside the likes of Wiccan, Hulking, and Kate Bishop. Since her introduction, America has always been open about her sexuality and interest in women. She has a tough, take-no-shit attitude and a true hero’s heart.
She also appeared in the animated film Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.
Plus, she also has/had a canon girlfriend the show could include: Lisa Halloran, an emergency medical technician (and heroes definitely need people who can patch them up).
2. Jessica Drew
Let’s get something out of the way: comics are needlessly confusing. There are multiple universes and resets and the like.
In Marvel’s main universe, there’s no indication Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman is queer (although in my heart of hearts, I will always want her with Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel).
Her Earth-1610 counterpart, however, is. I’m not going to get into the multiple Earths because, again, they’re unnecessarily complicated and also irrelevant for this article. Just plop this take on Jessica into the series and bam — queer spider hero.
This Jessica is a clone of the original Spider-Man, Peter Parker. She struggles with her identity as a clone and also has a thing for redheads.
3 & 4. Megan Gwynn and Jubilation Lee
Now that Disney owns Fox, why not bring some mutants into the mix?
These versions of Megan and Jubilation, aka Pixie and Jubilee, are from Earth-55133. Instead of going to Charles Xavier’s School for the Gifted, they instead attend the Victor von Doom Institute for Gifted Youths.
Both are a little more rough around the edges than their main Earth counterparts and they also briefly dated one another.
If that doesn’t sell, Pixie has beautiful wings and Jubilee can generate blasts from her hands.
I know Tessa Thompson is very busy, but we deserve more of her badass bisexual Valkyrie from Asgard.
She absolutely shined in Thor: Ragnarok and the more explicit reference to her sexuality was removed from the film. We need justice. Plus, who doesn’t want a fierce Norse warrior on their team?
6. Dr. Toni Ho
Tony Stark isn’t the only one who can save the world in a suit of iron.
Dr. Toni Ho’s father was Yinsen, the man who helped Tony Stark survive and become Iron Man, and subsequently lost his own life. Toni, who’s Chinese-American, resents Tony for this (see? Tying it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, boom) and becomes determined to be better than him.
Her skills and talent land her at Caltech, and she eventually dons two suits of armor: Rescue (previously worn by the one and only Pepper Potts) and Iron Patriot.
She also develops feelings for Aikku Jokinen, a Finnish-Norwegian girl who becomes bonded with a suit of armor named Pod.
ABC’s Marvel series The Inhumans didn’t do very well, but that doesn’t mean we need to give up on them.
Jovana is a NuHuman, an Inhuman who exists outside of the main Royal Family and original group of Inhumans. When Jovana became a NuHuman, she gained telempathic powers, as well as a tail.
She goes by the moniker Captain Swain and works with the Inhuman Royal Family, as captain of the ship R.I.V. The ship belongs to Princess Crystal, a member of the Royal Family and younger sister of Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans.