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MOVIES: Eternals’ Kit Harrington Calls on Marvel for More LGBTQ+ Rep

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Kit Harington has called for more LGBT+ representation in superhero movies. Harington recently starred in Marvel’s Eternals alongside Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos – the first openly queer superhero in an MCU film. Phastos’ addition the franchise was eagerly welcomed by LGBT+ fans, and it seems that Marvel is keen to correct its dearth of queer representation, with the recent Loki TV series confirming its titular anti-hero as bisexual and gender-fluid. Eternals star Harington is among those thrilled by Marvel finally moving with the times. In a chat with Out, he said he was “incredibly proud and happy,” to have joined the … Read more

MOVIES: “Eternals” Tops North American Box Office


Marvel’s new superhero film  “Eternals” took in an estimated $71 million this weekend to top the North American box office, a strong pandemic-era opening if a bit below expectations, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. Written and directed by Chloe Zhao, fresh off her best-director Oscar win for “Nomadland,” the film faced some of the worst reviews of any Marvel film — the only one to draw a “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes — but has fared well overseas, taking in an impressive $91 million.  Led by actors Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Gemma Chan, “Eternals” tells the … Read more

MOVIES: Eternals Banned in Three Countries Over Queer Content


Marvel’s Eternals will reportedly skip cinemas in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or Qatar because it features LGBT+ characters. The film, which was slated for release in the region for 11 November, has been quietly pulled from websites advertising it across the Middle East. It is still listed as coming soon in the United Arab Emirates. One regional cinema chain told The Hollywood Reporter that Eternalshad been “banned” – yet, no explanation was given to them. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Eternals was put on the chop by local censors, who wanted edits that Disney, which owns the Marvel franchise, reportedly refused to make. Full Story … Read more

MOVIES: “Review Bombers” try to Tank “Eternals” Over Gay Character


Marvel’s newest entry into the cinematic universe, Eternals, comes out later this week, but “review-bombers” are already at work trying to tank the film’s reputation. They haven’t actually seen the flick, which comes out on November 5. Instead, they’re upset that it includes the first out gay couple – the superhero Phastos and his husband Ben. Describing the movie as “woke and mediocre” or worse, the fake reviewers trashed the film on IMBD, spurring the site to remove all the negative reviews flooding the page. Rotten Tomatoes, the other popular movie ratings site, does not allow users to review movies … Read more

MOVIES: Eternals Director Asked Marvel Not to Censor Film’s LGBTQ+ Content for International Audiences

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Eternals’ director Chloé Zhao has confirmed she has talked to Marvel about not censoring LGBTQ+ content in the upcoming film for international audiences. Zhao told IndieWire that introducing Phastos, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) first openly gay superhero, was “written into the story” long before she joined as director. Phastos appears in the film with his husband and their son, and Zhao said it was important that their family and their story felt “authentic and real” because the “audience has to feel that to care”. Full Story from Pink News

MOVIES: New Teaser of “Eternals” Gay Couple


Eternals‘ most recent teaser has shown off some brand-new footage as well as glimpses at Marvel’s first on-screen LGBT+ family. Marvel dropped new footage from the studio’s next superhero flick which promises to be an action-packed epic. In the 30-second teaser, fans get their first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) first LGBT+ family. The clip showed Bryan Tyree Henry’s Phastos, the first openly gay superhero in the MCU, his husband (Haaz Sleiman) and their child meeting Richard Madden and Gemma Chan’s characters. Full Story from Pink News

MOVIES: “Eternals” Gets PG-13 Rating for “Brief Sexuality” and Violence


Marvel’s Eternals has been officially rated PG-13 for “fantasy violence” and “brief sexuality”, prompting rampant speculation. According to a listing from the Motion Picture Association’s classification and rating administration, Eternals earned the rating for “fantasy violence and action, some language and brief sexuality”. A PG-13 rating isn’t unusual in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Black Widow, Captain Marvel, all three Iron Man movies, the Captain America movies and the Avengers films have all received PG-13 ratings for a variety of reasons including “intense sequences” of action and violence or suggestive language or content. Full Story from Pink News

MARVEL: New Eternals Trailer Gives Fans Glimpse of Gay hero

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Marvel has dropped a new trailer for its upcoming action-packed movie Eternals, giving eager fans further glimpses of the MCU’s first-ever openly gay superhero. Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos is a gay alien inventor extraordinaire who has been secretly helping humanity progress technologically from the shadows. Even though he isn’t in the newly-dropped trailer, actor Haaz Sleiman previously confirmed that he will play Phastos’ husband, and the pair will be featured in some capacity in the full-length movie. In the latest Eternals trailer, Marvel fans learn more about the immortal humanoid aliens, the Eternals, and meet their dangerous counterparts, the Deviants. … Read more

FILM: First Eternals Trailer Offers Glimpse of MCU’s First Out LGBTQ Superhero

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After being pushed out of 2020 thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans got a glimpse of its cosmic-meets-mythology ensemble piece “Eternals” Monday with the release of the film’s first teaser trailer. The trailer gives fans their first look at the star-studded cast in their heroic best, including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani. But “Eternals” is significant within the MCU’s cultural landscape as it will be the first film to feature an out LGBTQ superhero in the team’s technological expert and master inventor Phastos, portrayed by “Atlanta” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” star Brian Tyree Henry. … Read more

MCU: new Details Emerge About Forthcoming Queer Friendly “Eternals” Film


Eternals director Chloé Zhao thinks Marvel has taken a “big risk” with its upcoming movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature an openly gay superhero. The film is eagerly awaited by queer and non-queer fans, having been delayed a year due to the pandemic, and now Zhao has sent anticipation to feverish new heights by teasing that Marvel has taken a “very big risk” with its distinct visual style. Zhao told SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle the film will “feel and look different” because the team experimented with shooting on unique, alien-looking locations. “I think this is where Marvel really took … Read more