Anthony and Joe Russo have revealed that a Marvel character we have already met will reveal themselves to be gay in an upcoming movie.
More than two weeks after the release of Avengers: Endgame and the hype surrounding the movie is finally starting to die down. Not by much though, otherwise, we wouldn't still be here talking about it. As always with our Endgame content, and with pretty much everyone's Endgame content, if you still haven't seen the movie then look away now as there are spoilers ahead.
Endgame may have been more than three hours long, but for us, those three hours flew by. We also didn't need the bathroom even once, although that may have had something to do with us refusing to drink anything in the hours before we went to see it. Anyway, despite the movie being as long as it was, we still want more, and we are going to get it.
Endgame may have been the end of one chapter, but the next one is about to begin. Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released soon and mark the start of what comes next. During a recent interview on EW Morning Live, Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed that the next chapter will include the MCU's first openly gay main character, and it is someone we have already been introduced to.
While talking about the small role Joe played in Endgame (he's the guy at the grief group who talks about his unsuccessful date) he accidentally revealed that someone else in the MCU is gay. "There is a gay character coming up in one of their films, and I think Kevin [Feige] will make that announcement, I’m sure pretty soon," Joe explained.
While the Russos are done with the MCU (at least for now) Feige is not. He is the Marvel Studios President and actually revealed that openly gay characters would be coming to the MCU in the future a while ago. All this talk has naturally got fans speculating on who it might be. Perhaps Black Widow in her prequel movie, despite her close relationship with Bruce Banner, maybe Captain Marvel, Falcon, or it could even be Spider-Man.
The MCU is certainly keen to eradicate stereotypes and break down social barriers. It has done that via Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and will do again in the upcoming Shang-Chi. However, in all of those instances, we knew what we were getting and when we were going to get it. When it comes to what might be the MCU's first openly gay hero, he or she could pop up at any time.