Brian Tyree Henry Will Officially Become Marvel Studios’ First Openly LGBTQ+ Character In ‘Eternals’
While speaking with NewNowNext , Little America star Haaz Sleiman, revealed that he will appear in Marvel Studios’ Eternals and that he is playing the husband to Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos.
The site which is a part of the LGBTQ+ site/television channel Logo asked if we could get an onscreen kiss between the two characters, here’s what Sleiman had to say.
“Oh, yeah, absolutely, and it’s a beautiful, very moving kiss. Everyone cried on set. For me it’s very important to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be. Brian Tyree Henry is such a tremendous actor and brought so much beauty into this part, and at one point I saw a child in his eyes, and I think it’s important for the world to be reminded that we in the queer community were all children at one point. We forget that because we’re always depicted as sexual or rebellious. We forget to connect on that human part.”
We have known for quite some time that an LGBTQ+ character would appear in Eternals and now we have confirmation that it is Henrys’ Phastos, this is a big step in the right direction for more onscreen representation. From what I’m told we will also get a good amount of representation from Jack Whitehall’s character in Jungle Cruise, coming later this year.
Here is the recently released synopsis for the film:
Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.
Directed by Chloe Zhao (The Rider), The film stars Richard Madden (Cinderella), Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones), Ma-Dong Seok (Train to Busan), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Salma Hayek (Frida), Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead), Lia McHugh (The Lodge), Brian Tyree Henry (Joker), Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), and Angelina Jolie (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).
Production recently wrapped production, Marvel Studios’ Eternals will hit theaters on November 6, 2020.