I guess homophobia does not exist in the gay Marvel Universe…
According to Out.com, Marvel will finally debut its first female-led film Captain Marvel this month. Our hope is that it will shift the landscape and perspective of woman as superheroes After Black Panther saw an entirely black cast who crushed every record known to mankind, what else could be left? Well, look no further! According to sources, it is now time for an openly gay character!
While on a press run for Ant-Man and The Wasp last year, Marvel’s leading man Kevin Feige confirmed the possibility. He stated that the studio was ready to explore a LGBTQ+ character for the 2020 film The Eternals.
“As it turns out, that future is nearly upon us as the studio searches for an actor, 30-49, who ‘physically looks like a superhero’ for one of the film’s leads. While the studio is open to actors of all ethnicity, they would prefer the role to go to an openly gay actor.”
The Eternals are a seemingly lesser known group of “god-level beings.” According to their story, they were created by what is known as Celestials. Although Marvel is looking for an openly gay character, the identity of the gay Eternals characters is a secret!
“It is not known if the character will be new to the MCU, as none of the characters in the comics are gay. Additional characters said to be in the movie also include Makkari, Starfox aka Eros (brother of Thanos), Druig, Elysisus, Forgotten One, Thena, Zuras and possibly either Hercules or Ares.”
Although an openly gay character is a must, it is not enough. We must not be enough to entirely shift the landscape with just one film. As stated, seeing more representation is crucial for every marginalized group.
But, what do you all think? What features should he or she have? Please drop your suggestions below and for more LGBTQ+ news, keep it locked to hypefresh.co!