Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed the upcoming The Eternals film will feature a gay character.
Feige made the confirmation on Good Morning America where he stated, “He’s married. He’s got a family, and that is just part of who he is.” He did not indicate which character is gay.
Feige previously addressed those rumors saying:
“Well it’s accurate in that we’ve talked about [it for] a long time. You look at the success of Captain Marvel and Black Panther. We want the movies to reflect the audience and we want every member of our global audience to see themselves reflected on the screen. And that’s what we’ve been doing for a long time. And certainly, that’s what we’re focusing on going forward.”
The Eternals made headlines during D23 when Feige revealed that Game of Thrones veteran Kit Harrington would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as The Black Knight. (Related: Marvel Studios Announces Game of Thrones Star Kit Harrington to Play Black Knight in Eternals)
The film, which is based off Jack Kirby’s creation The Eternals, has race and gender swapped a number of the characters. Lauren Ridloff discussed those changes with Good Morning America saying, “It’s such a great honor. It’s so cool to play a character that is traditionally a man, a blonde-haired man. How different could you get from myself?” (Related: Majority of Marvel’s Eternals Cast Are Race and Gender-Swapped from Jack Kirby’s Original Creation)