Cinema / 13-02-2020

The Eternals Actor Reveals Marvel’s First Major Same Sex Relationship

The Eternals Actor Reveals Marvel’s First Major Same Sex Relationship

Since Black Panther became a cultural phenomenon, box office success and Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards, Marvel Studios has announced more of a focus on diversity. As Phase 4 soon approaches, audiences will see more of their identities represented on the big screen – namely with this fall’s The Eternals. The first major LGBTQ superhero was previously teased, and now we know who they will be.

Haaz Sleiman is an openly gay actor of Lebanese descent recently seen in AppleTV+ series Little America, which is executive produced by Eternals’ Kumail Nanjiani. Sleiman just revealed who the first same sex relationship in the MCU will be. In his words:

I just shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero, The Eternals. 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.

Wow, this is big. Was he supposed to say that? Well, it doesn’t matter now, does it? Brian Tyree Henry will be playing the first gay superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Haaz Sleiman will be playing his husband. Henry’s character is Phastos, who is a weaponsmith and more reserved member of the Eternals team. But is a kiss happening? Here’s what Haaz Sleiman revealed to NewNowNext:

13-02-2020 23:15, source: cinemablend, by James Foster
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