Avengers: Endgame, which opens Friday, introduces the first-ever gay character in a Marvel movie. The character, not a superhero, is played by the movie’s co-director Joe Russo.
Writes Vanity Fair: “In Endgame, Russo’s cameo is a little more substantial. This time, he plays a man who shares his story during a support group, led by Captain America, for people who survived the vanishing—a.k.a. Thanos’s deadly Infinity War finger snap. He talks about going on a date for the first time since losing his male partner—which, according to the Russos, makes this character the first openly gay character in the Marvel movies.”