When the news was heard that Marvel Eternal would have the first openly gay character, some fans began to speculate on who it could be. Now we know that it will be Phastos, who is being played by Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street could talk, Hotel Artemis), and we have some details about the first screen kiss of a same-sex couple of the actor who plays Phastos’s husband, Haaz Sleiman.
In a recent interview with newnownext, Sleiman talked about his part in Eternal, saying:
I just filmed a Marvel movie with the first openly gay superhero, The eternal. I'm married to gay superhero Phastos, played by AtlantaBrian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and we have a son.
Then, when asked if the public could expect to see a kiss on the screen, Sleiman replied emphatically:
Oh yes, absolutely, and it's a beautiful and very touching kiss. Everyone cried on set. For me it is 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 to this part, and at one point I saw a child in his eyes, and I think it is important to remind the world that in the queer community we were all children. a point. We forget that because we are always represented as sexual or rebellious. We forget to connect in that human part.
That's great. People of all colors, shapes, sizes, beliefs and orientations deserve to be represented on the big screen within their favorite genres. I love the crucible of MCU and how the helpless and the misfits could always identify with different characters. Now, even more people will be included in that too.
Here is the synopsis of the movie:
Marvel Studios & # 39; The eternal presents a new and exciting team of superheroes in the Marvel film universe, former aliens who have been living on Earth secretly for thousands of years. After the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to gather against humanity's oldest enemy, The Deviants.
Eternal is being directed by Chloé Zhaoand also stars Angelina Jolie as Thena Gemma chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Icarus Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo Lauren Ridloff like Makkari, Salma Hayek as Ajak Lia McHugh like sprite, Don lee like Gilgamesh, and Harrington kit as an archaeologist named Dane Whitman.
Eternal hits theaters on November 6, 2020. Are you excited?