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Entertainment Marvel’s first openly gay superhero has finally been revealed in new trailer for The Eternals

06:35  17 december  2019
06:35  17 december  2019 Source:   pinknews.co.uk

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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that there would be an openly gay superhero at the D23 Expo in California in August, but did not confirm the name of the character or the The Eternals will also include the first deaf superhero in the MCU in the form of Makkari, played by Lauren Ridloff.

June is Pride Month so I couldn't think of a better time to talk about LBGT representation in comic book films. The printed comic book source material from Marvel and other publishers over the last 20 years has given us a larger My initial guess would be the Eternals , who have a movie dropping in 2020.

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After leaving fans guessing for months, the first openly gay Marvel superhero has been revealed in the trailer for The Eternals.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that there would be an openly gay superhero at the D23 Expo in California in August, but did not confirm the name of the character or the actor playing him.

But now, according to Out, a trailer screened to a some privileged fans at the CCXP 2019 expo has shown that actor Brian Tyree Henry will play the gay superhero, as the character Phastos.

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[SPOILERS] Much has been discussed and rumored in recent months about Marvel ’ s upcoming film The Eternals , where it will debut the MCU’ s first gay superhero . There have been varying reports on who that might be , and most rumors have pegged Richard Madden’s character Ikaris as the one.

Marvel may introduce a gay hero in The Eternals . But in terms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we are The next first for Marvel looks set to be an LGBT character, played by a gay actor, in a "To see a superhero who is openly gay , living his best life, saving the universe would be inspirational for

In an interview with Good Morning America in August, Feige said the character would be “married, he’s got a family, and that is just part of who he is”.

This was also confirmed, as Henry featured in the trailer holding hands with a male partner accompanied by two children.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Brian Tyree Henry will play Marvel’s first openly gay superhero in The Eternals. (Jon Kopaloff/WireImage) © Provided by PinkNews Brian Tyree Henry will play Marvel’s first openly gay superhero in The Eternals. (Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)

The Eternals will also feature Bodyguard star Richard Madden as Ikaris, Games of Thrones actor Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight, Angelina Jolie as Athena, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. Gemma Chan will play lead character Sersi.

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Marvel Studios have been criticized for a lack of representation in this area before, and have even been accused of LGBTQ erasure in their screen Until now, the closest Marvel have ever come to having an openly gay character in their screen canon was Season 3 of Marvel ’ s Agents of SHIELD

The Eternals will also include the first deaf superhero in the MCU in the form of Makkari, played by Lauren Ridloff.

Marvel casting director Sarah Halley Finn expressed their support for more diverse characters in Marvel films in an interview with Vulture.

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“You’re gonna see even more new faces – and faces from all different background, all ages, all ethnicities, LGBTQ, people who are differently abled,” Finn said.

She added: “It’s a priority to have authenticity, to increase representation, to give greater representation to actors who have not traditionally been represented in mainstream movies on the big screen.”

The Eternals will be in cinemas on November 6 2020.

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