This is a truly biconic moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY FABIO LOVINO/HBO
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has always had a large demographic of LGBTQIA fans. While the brand has been accused of queerbating, it has become more queer-inclusive over the last two years. Eternals helped push the needle forward by showing the first onscreen queer kiss in the MCU. Loki was confirmed as bisexual. The latest instalment of Doctor Strange introduced us to America Chavez and her two mums. And while Valkyrie didn’t find her queen after all in Thor: Love And Thunder, her sexuality was confirmed. We’re also a few days away from the release of Wakanda Forever where Michaela Coel is set to bring queer representation to the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel.
While I can’t speak on behalf of all us queers, I think it’s safe to say that a large portion of our community are obsessed with all things witches. So it’s no surprise we’re ecstatic that one of our favourite bisexual icons and the queen of sarcasm herself, Aubrey Plaza, is joining the cast of the upcoming Wandavision spin-off, Agatha: Coven Of Chaos. This truly is a biconic moment for the MCU.
Aubrey is set to join a very exciting cast on the show. Emma Caulfield, who was cemented as a queer icon for her role as Anya in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, will be reprising her role as Dottie. Sasheer Zamata who has brought much queer rep onscreen will be joining the show along with Heartstopper’s Joe Locke.
We’re very excited to see more of Aubrey. She’s become an instant fan-favourite in the second season of The White Lotus, with only two episodes airing so far. And she clearly loves witches too, she’s already done lots of dressing up as one to promote her book The Legend Of The Christmas Witch. While plot details about Agatha: Coven Of Chaos are non-existent at the moment, surely she has to be playing a witch in the spin-off, right? RIGHT!? If not, it would certainly be a missed opportunity. Regardless of what’s in store, I can’t wait to see what she brings to the MCU.
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