Marvel Studios filmmakers revealed fans will be seeing a gay character in an upcoming superhero film.
The directors of Avengers: Endgame, Joe and Anthony Russo, made the revelation earlier this week (6 May) on EW Morning Live.
They also suggested it’s a character fans already know.
‘There is a gay character coming up in one of their films,’ Joe Russo revealed. ‘I think Kevin [Feige, President of Marvel Studios] will make that announcement.
‘I’m sure pretty soon,’ he then added.
The revelation comes about after hosts of the show, Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw, asked the filmmakers about the gay character in Avengers: Endgame.
During the film, director Joe Russo makes a cameo appearance in an early scene at a support group for people grieving after Thanos made half of all living creatures on Earth disappear.
The character tells the group led by Captain Steve Rogers, that he went on his first date since the disappearances. He talks about the man he was on a date with and how they both were reduced to tears thinking about Thanos’ actions.
In the moving scene, Rogers congratulates the man for taking the first step in rebuilding his life after the disappearances. ‘We have to move on, we have to rebuild,’ Rogers tells the support group.
Fans had mixed reviews to the first openly gay character.
‘Marvel making their “first openly gay” character a minor character is so disappointing,’ one viewer said.
Another person on Twitter joked: ‘I’ve never felt more represented watching a film unnamed character #38 is a gay icon thank u marvel’.
MCU filmmaker: LGBTI superhero is ‘100%’ coming
Joe Russo revealed in this recent interview this was the first openly gay character in the MCU.
‘There’s been insinuations about other characters’ sexuality but this is the first openly gay character,’ Joe said.
Shaw asks: ‘Who else is gay?’
Then Joe replied: ‘We’re going to find out.’
Anthony then chimed in: ‘That’s a story for another day.’
The comments come about after Joe told reporters in India that a LGBTI superhero is ‘100%’ coming.
‘You will see one very soon,’ Joe added.