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The First Look at Marvel's The Eternals Has Us Gay Screaming

The First Look at Marvel's 'The Eternals' Has Us Gay Screaming

The First Look at Marvel's 'The Eternals' Has Us Gay Screaming

Phase 4 of the MCU already has its foot on our necks! 

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The pandemic stopped the world in its tracks in 2020, but now we're slowly and surely starting to inch our way back into some semblance of normalcy, and that includes going back to movie theaters to indulge in our favorite superhero titles! After a whole year without a new theatrical release from Marvel Studios, it looks like 2021 is the year our standom becomes solidified with four (yes, four) brand new releases, including Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao's reportedly queer-inclusive, action-packed film The Eternals

In a brand new sizzle reel of some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's best moments of the past — and things to look forward to in the future — we FINALLY get to see a few looks at the highly-anticipated Eternals team, the likes of which include Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, and Brian Tyree Henry. 

Queer Marvel fans have been waiting for on-screen representation for A LONG TIME, so The Eternals can't come soon enough! Back in 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Good Morning America during the D23 Expo that the film was going to have an explicitly gay, married superhero, a first for the popular Disney-owned studio known for its robust roster of comic-themed live-action films.

"He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is," Feige told Good Morning America about a then mysterious gay character.

Then in early 2020, gay actor Haaz Sleiman confirmed who the mysterious queer characters was when he said he would be playing the husband of Brian Tyree Henry's Phastos.

"I just shot a Marvel film with the first openly gay superhero, The Eternals,” Sleiman told NewNowNext about his role. "I’m married to the gay superhero Phastos, played by Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, and we represent a gay family and have a child."

"The world may change and evolve, but the one thing that will never change: we’re all part of one big family," the official description of the teaser reads. (And just like that, tears have started to flood our gay, geeky eyes.) 

Watch the Marvel Celebrates the Movies sizzle reel below! 

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel