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The Eternals Is Going To Reveal Marvel’s First Gay Character

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are in for a treat as the studio unveils its plan to bring on its first-ever gay character. Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) will be their first gay superhero to appear in an upcoming movie, The Eternals. After Avengers: Endgame, Marvel quickly wrapped up its previous phase and now 2020 will the official start of Phase 4. With old stars completing their contracts and moving on, new ones are joining the ship which is going to probably take another several years to reach its destination.

The Eternals Has Marvel First Gay Character

Starting things off with Black Widow first, Marvel is going to release The Eternals which has several famous people. Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harrington, Salma Hayek, and others are taking on the roles of superhero this time. MCU’s progression has called for more diversity into their characters and storyline. maybe that is why they also prepared an all-Asian lineup for another future movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. This will be Marvel’s first time.

ScreenRant reports Marvel’s first gay character news coming from Haaz Sleiman, an actor in the movie. He will be playing as a husband of Phastos, but he did not mention his own character’s name. He also revealed that the gay couple will also have a child, in a small loving family setup. Speaking on the first-ever Marvel’s gay kiss, he told:

“It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss. Everyone cried on set. For me it’s very important to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be. Brian Tyree Henry is such a tremendous actor and brought so much beauty into this part, and at one point I saw a child in his eyes, and I think it’s important for the world to be reminded that we in the queer community were all children at one point. We forget that because we’re always depicted as sexual or rebellious. We forget to connect on that human part.”

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