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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

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