Yeah I mean Winter Soldier had no forced heterosexual love interest angle (which was obviously a conscious decision because they could've easily been lazy and made it Natasha or add more Sharon or whatever) and it's generally regarded as one of the best Marvel movies amongst fans and critics alike ... like ... that should've told them something??? maybe???
Truly!!! Like I’m not saying no movie should ever have a hetero romantic subplot - if it makes sense then by all means add it in. But don’t just put it there bc u want to remind everyone that Your Hero Likes Girls, it’s entirely unnecessary. TWS literally had Steve turning down chances at a hetero romantic subplot and it is easily the best film they’ve ever made.
@ Marvel, more CATWS, less CACW, thank u.