Avengers: Endgame is the last title in MCU’s 10-year journey which spanned out 22 films and introduced a range of characters to its growing cinematic universe. Though the last movie ties up loose ends and wraps up the franchise’ 3 phases of arc- it also did give a hint at what fans’ can expect in the near future.
Warning Spoilers ahead: In Avengers: Endgame, Marvel finally took its baby steps in introducing its very first Gay character and surprisingly- not a lot of moviegoers seem to have spotted it. The character was introduced as a cameo played by director Joe Russo and he makes his appearance in the first act as a member of Steve Rogers/Captain America’s support group and he talks about how he’s finally decided to start dating again after 5 years, post events of The Snap. The character refers to his date as a man and at that moment it was revealed the character was gay.
It was a relatively small moment and clearly wouldn’t meet the expectations of some who want a larger representation of the LGBTQ. Fortunately, it looks like Marvel head Kevin Feige may have already incorporated a gay character in the MCU but is yet to announce it.
During an interview with Sirius XM, director Joe and Anthony Russo spoke about the openly gay character and though they couldn’t share much on the studios’ future plans on introducing LGBTQ characters–they did tease that this was clearly just the start.
“There is a gay character coming up in one of their films,” Russo said. “I think Kevin [Feige] will make that announcement, I’m sure, pretty soon.”
Marvel Studios’ upcoming film, The Eternals has been on the limelight since it was rumored it would introduce the first gay lead character to the MCU. Though it remains unconfirmed, Feige did talk about the emerging diversity in the cinematic universe during an interview with io9.
“Well it’s accurate in that we’ve talked about [it for] a long time,” Feige said. “You look at the success of Captain Marvel and Black Panther. We want the movies to reflect the audience and we want every member of our global audience to see themselves reflected on the screen. And that’s what we’ve been doing for a long time. And certainly, that’s what we’re focusing on going forward.”
Source: Sirius XM
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