“Avengers” directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed that an existing Marvel character will be unveiled as gay in an upcoming film.
In an interview with “EW Morning Live, the Russo brothers discussed the “first openly gay character” in a Marvel film. The character, played by Joe Russo, was an unnamed man who attended a support group for people who lost their loved ones to Thanos’ destruction. The man describes going on a first date with another man and they both became emotional over their loved ones during the date.
“It was an integral scene to show how the world was reacting to what happened in at the end of Infinity War,” Joe says.
Co-host Dalton Ross clarified if this was the first gay character in a Marvel film.
“Yes, openly gay,” Joe replies “There’ve been insinuations about other characters’ sexuality, but this is the first openly gay character.”
When asked by co-host Jessica Shaw who else is gay, Joe replied “We’re gonna find out.”
“That’s a story for another day,” Anthony added.
“There is a gay character coming up in one of their films,” Joe says. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is expected to make an official announcement about the character.
Feige has hinted at more gay representation in the films. He has said characters, “both ones you’ve seen and ones you haven’t seen,” will be gay in later films.