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MCU introduces its first LGBTQ+ superhero romance

MCU introduces its first LGBTQ+ superhero romance

The Eternals, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), will feature the franchise’s first openly LGBTQ+ romance.

Actor Haaz Sleiman will play the husband of superhero Phastos played by Bryan Tyree Henry.

Speaking to website NewNowNext, Sleiman praised the way Marvel has portrayed the relationship.

“I’m so proud of them because they approached it in a very thoughtful way, and Phastos is one of the biggest superheroes in the film. I’m his husband, an architect; we have a child. Even though I wished I was the superhero because when will we see an Arab Muslim openly gay actor playing a superhero?” he said. “I can’t wait to see it.”

The Eternals will be released later in the year.

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