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!
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!
\u201cThe world may change and evolve. But the one thing that will never change, we\u2019re all part of one big family.\u201d— Marvel Studios (@Marvel Studios) 1620046801
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."
\u201cWe\u2019re the ones who changed everything. \n\nSee you at the movies Nov 5th. #Marvel #Eternals\u201d— Gemma Chan (@Gemma Chan) 1620065822
\u201cThis video includes a first look at Eternals! In theaters November 5, 2021.\u201d— Kumail Nanjiani (@Kumail Nanjiani) 1620055034
"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!