We all know that more and more movies are becoming inclusive in terms of how they tackle gender, race, and creed. This has become obvious in the MCU, where we have noticed that more people of color and characters of different religious beliefs are becoming stars of their own shows. Of course, we already know Captain Marvel as one of the biggest stars in the MCU today, but we haven’t completely seen whether or not she is gay, even though there have been hints. So, is Captain Marvel gay?
There is no evidence regarding Captain Marvel’s sexuality in the MCU, but she is straight in the comics. In the MCU, she hasn’t been in any real romance with any character, although there were hints of her relationship with Yon-Rogg and Maria Rambeau. However, nothing has been confirmed about her sexuality.
The thing about Captain Marvel is that she seems to be one of the few MCU characters whose sexuality is still out in the open. That’s because there has been a lack of romance in her story in the MCU. Still, regardless of what her sexuality may be, she is a celebrated character who empowers women. With that said, let’s look at what we know about her sexuality.
Is Captain Marvel Gay In The MCU?
One of the most popular characters in the MCU right now is Captain Marvel because she is set to play a huge role in Phase Four as one of the most important superheroes that have the ability to prevent a catastrophic event. But while we do know that Carol Danvers is set to become a very important character in the future of the MCU, people cannot stop talking about her sexuality.
Of course, conversations regarding Captain Marvel’s sexuality are born out of the fact that Marvel Studios has become quite open in giving leading roles or important parts to characters who are diverse in terms of color, race, creed, and sexuality. After all, we did see America Chavez, a Latina lesbian, appearing in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. There’s also the fact that the mantle of Captain America has been given to Sam Wilson, an African-American man. Also, a Pakistani Muslim named Kamala Khan has become the star of her own series.
In that regard, diversity is quite the theme in the MCU lately as Marvel Studios no longer relies on the vanilla Caucasian man to carry the future of the Marvel franchise. This leads us to Captain Marvel, who is set to become one of the characters who could carry the entire MCU to the future. So, is Captain Marvel gay in the MCU?
Brie Larson, the actress portraying Carol Danvers, has long been an advocate of LGBTQ+ rights, and this has led the gay community to wonder whether or not she is also gay. While Larson has never specifically mentioned her sexuality, she has been open to the idea of Captain Marvel being lesbian, especially with her being an advocate and all. She has been pushing for more gay heroes to appear in the MCU because society needs more representation.
In that regard, she even brought up the fact that there haven’t been a lot of LGBTQ+ superheroes in the MCU despite the fact that society is full of people who belong to this community. And she also believes that her own character has a chance of becoming lesbian or gay.
“That breaks my heart to hear that because there’s no reason,” she said. “I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero. So, to me, it’s like, we gotta move faster. But I’m always wanting to move faster with this stuff.”
Carol Danvers has indeed shown a few hints about what her sexuality could be. Even though she had a few flirtatious moments with Yon-Rogg, the same could be said about her moments with her best friend, Maria Rambeau. We did see them showing hints that they could be in love with one another, but there was never really any precise evidence that could point to the possibility that she may be lesbian.
In fact, the thing about Carol Danvers is that her exact sexuality hasn’t even been explored in Captain Marvel because she hasn’t even been in a romantic relationship with anyone else. Most of the relationships she had were platonic in nature, as was the case with Yon-Rogg, Maria Rambeau, and Nick Fury.
Despite the fact that Larson has alluded to her own sexuality a few times in the past and has caused the LGBTQ+ community to wonder if she’s lesbian, what we can say about Carol Danvers is that there is not enough evidence that could conclude whether or not she is gay. There aren’t any pieces of evidence that could also conclude that she’s straight. At this point, we are not going to conclude what her sexuality is because there is no evidence in relation to that.
All we know is that Carol Danvers’ version of Captain Marvel hasn’t been fully explored as far as her sexuality is concerned. But, in the comics, Phyla-Vell is lesbian and was able to have her own stint as Captain Marvel. There is a possibility of her appearing in the MCU in the future as Danvers might pass the Captain Marvel mantle over to her. Still, the Captain Marvel we have right now is neither lesbian nor straight as far as the lack of conclusive evidence is concerned.
Is Captain Marvel Gay In The Comics?
At this point, we don’t know whether or not Captain Marvel is gay in the MCU. But what we do know is that Carol Danvers has never been a lesbian in the comics. In fact, throughout the history of the character, she has dated quite a number of known male characters and has been seen with the likes of Spider-Man, James Rhodes, and Tony Stark.
Carol Danvers also dated the very first Captain Marvel named Mar-Vell. However, in the comics, she has always been a career woman that focuses more on her own career and her superhero life rather than on her personal relationships with people. In that regard, she is a lot like the Captain Marvel in the MCU in the sense that she tends to emphasize on her job more instead of trying to live a normal life by going out with different people or forming romantic relationships. And unlike most comic book characters, Danvers often has storylines that have little to no romance in them.
So, with that said, she is straight in the comics because she has dated male characters throughout her time as a comic book character. But the fact is that Carol Danvers is a character that doesn’t have to be in a relationship to be relevant or important. Her sexuality and love life are never at the forefront of her character, and that has been one of the themes that the MCU has carried from the comic books to the big screen.
Of course, if ever Marvel Studios does make Carol Danvers gay, it should be noted that it might be best for her to stay true to her comic book style of focusing more on her superhero career rather than putting any sort of emphasis on her sexuality. This would allow her MCU version to stay consistent with the personality of her comic book counterpart. And Marvel fans would love nothing more than for Captain Marvel to be the same person that they fell in love with in the comics.