The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding — and that includes revealing some characters are gay. Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo spoke about the revelation on EW Morning Live suggesting that the character is one that fans already know. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her.
In contemporary comics, there is much more representation. The time of delineation between gay comics or queer comics and more "traditional" fare is coming to an end. If you need proof, just check out these amazing comic book characters!
Oh, Internet. You've done it again. Over the past few days, Marvel fans have been buzzing about the prospect of a gay character to be introduced in the upcoming film, The Eternals.
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook. Avengers: Endgame has brought a lot of changes to the character landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not all of those changes involve the heroes. In addition to bring an end to some character arcs and setting up new opportunities for other heroes, Endgame also introduced the first openly gay character in the MCU and while the character may have been minor, more LGBTQ characters are coming, according to the Russo brothers.
After a whole decade of adopting Marvel's comics for the big screen, which has spawned 23 interconnected movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still noticeably starved of LGBTQ characters. Marvel Studios' filmmakers and executives have historically tiptoed around the issue. Director James Gunn infamously explained the lack of representation in "Guardians of the Galaxy" by saying, "We don't really know who's gay and who's not.
Yet in the comics themselves this is far from reality. Queer Marvel characters, especially in the recent decade, have come a long way. As Marvel adds new heroes to the cinematic universe in its next phase of development, it has a chance to finally introduce a canonically queer character to the superhero big screen.
Avengers: Endgame technically was the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature an openly gay character. However, the role was met with backlash as it was a nameless man who only appeared on screen for a few seconds. Played by co-director Joe Russo, the character was grieving the death of his partner while attending the same support group as Captain America.
Avengers: Endgame may have changed everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there are still some more major changes that will be coming our way in its still mysterious Phase 4. Apparently, one of these big upcoming reveals will revolve around the sexuality of one of the Avengers. Marvel will reveal one of its heroes is gay in an upcoming movie, Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. So, who could it be?
Captain America is at a support group for people trying to cope after The Snapand some ordinary guy starts talking about his date with another guy, which did not go well because they both started crying. Throw up the banners! Bring out the pride parade!
Back in the Golden Age of comic books, a character's sexuality was probably never considered when they were created. Stan Lee likely never stopped to think if Peter Parker might be checking out Flash Thompson in the locker room. But times change, and audiences want to find more ways to relate to the stories they consume. Readers want to know that superheroes don't discriminate, and creators have responded throughout the years.