Marvel’s first openly gay couple in Eternals

In the latest trailer for Marvel’s highly anticipated new film Eternals, we get one of our first real glimpses of the first gay couple to appear in one of the comics juggernaut’s films. All we have to do is wait until November 5 to see the history-making moment on the big screen.

Bryan Tyree Henry stars as Phastos, one of the Eternals — that is, a bunch of immortal superheroes who have lived for millennia and are now fighting to save humanity. Phastos is the Eternals’ weapons maker and “tech guy” who happens to be married to a handsome man. As a scene from the trailer reveals, the couple also have a cute kid.

Technically, Phastos isn’t the first queer character in the MCU. Tessa Thompson, who confirmed she’s bisexual in 2018. She’ll next be seen in Thor: Love and Thunder, set to premiere next year.

Phastos will be Marvel’s first openly gay character to appear in an MCU film. “I got to humanize an LGBTQ+ family and show how beautiful they are,” he said.


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