Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Will Have An Openly Gay Couple

February 16, 2020

Welcome to the year 2020 Marvel. The forthcoming “The Eternals” is the MCU’s first movie to feature a same-sex kiss and an openly gay couple.

Actor Haaz Sleiman was interviewed by NewNowNext and told them about his character’s relationship with Phastos, “I’m married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and have a child. 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.”

Are you surprised it’s taken Marvel this long to have an openly gay couple on-screen?


Written by Todd Hancock

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