The Eternals will convey an entire new ensemble of heroes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the titular cosmic beings being dropped at life by numerous large actors. And amongst these new characters would be the franchise’s first overtly homosexual hero. We’ve recognized about this for some time, in fact, however solely at the moment have we obtained affirmation on who precisely it’ll be.
For some time, it was rumored that Ikaris could be the homosexual character, however apparently, that’s not so. Whereas he was reportedly portrayed this fashion within the unique script, issues modified all through manufacturing and now, we are able to affirm that Phastos, as performed by Brian Tyree Henry, will probably be homosexual within the movie.
We all know this due to actor Haaz Sleiman, who’ll seem as Phastos’ husband in The Eternals and not too long ago shared the next in an interview when requested if there will probably be a kiss between the 2 characters:
“Oh yeah, completely, and it’s a lovely, very shifting kiss. Everybody cried on set. For me it’s crucial to point out how loving and exquisite a queer household could be. Brian Tyree Henry is such an amazing actor and introduced a lot magnificence into this half, and at one level I noticed a baby in his eyes, and I feel it’s essential for the world to be reminded that we within the queer group had been all kids at one level. We neglect that as a result of we’re at all times depicted as sexual or rebellious. We neglect to attach on the human half.”
Sadly, not a lot in any respect is understood concerning the plot of The Eternals simply but, apart from what was in that official synopsis that we received earlier this 12 months, however it’s anticipated to be probably the most out-there cosmic entry that we’ve seen but within the MCU. There’ve additionally been whispers that it’ll do a bit of labor to assist plant the seeds for the debut of mutants within the franchise, with its post-credits scene rumored to set the stage for the X-Males.
That hasn’t been confirmed simply but, thoughts you, however it’s definitely shaping as much as be a reasonably fascinating outing for the franchise all issues thought-about. And we’ll get to see simply what Marvel’s been cooking up for us when The Eternals descends into theaters on November sixth.