Gay Heroes Kissing & Resurrecting Thanos: Eternals Will Have it All

Via Cheat Sheet, Thanos’ journey seemingly concluded when Iron Man snapped him out of existence in the final scenes of Avengers: Endgame. Although fans watched Thanos turn to dust, he may return in a cameo in Marvel’s upcoming film, The Eternals.

The movie follows a group of extraterrestrials who have been on Earth for thousands of years called the Eternals. What’s interesting is that Thanos is actually closely related to the group.

 

In the comics, Thanos’ parents were Eternals named Sui-San and A’lars, though he was born with a slight deviation. Thanos carries what is called a Deviant gene, which explains his physical appearance.

The Deviants are the main enemy of the Eternals and will play a part in the new movie. With Thanos having a clear link with both groups, it is possible that Marvel features a young version of Thanos in the film – though nothing official has been confirmed.

 

Even more news came out this week. According to  MSN:

On Thursday, actor Haaz Sleiman teased his upcoming on-screen kiss with costar Brian Tyree Henry, telling NewNowNext that filming the Eternals love scene — Marvel’s first LGBTQ smooch — was emotional for everyone on set.

“It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss,” said Sleiman, 43. “Everyone cried on set.”

In the upcoming blockbuster — which also stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington and a recently ripped Kumail Nanjiani — Sleiman plays the husband of Henry’s Phastos, the first openly gay superhero for Marvel after more than a decade of tentpole Avengers films.

“For me, it’s very important to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be,” Sleiman said. “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.”

 

 

And speaking of unexpected surprises, Cosmic Book News confirms that the film will feature openly gay heroes and a kiss between them

 

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously confirmed about Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos: “He’s married, he’s got a family, and that is just part of who he is.”

 

Now actor Haaz Sleiman who plays the husband to Phastos talks more about it.

 

“It’s a beautiful, very moving kiss,” Sleiman told NewNowNext. “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.”

 

 John Nolte at Breitbart added the following:

 

Well, this should be interesting…

Over and over and over again, at about a 100 percent rate, we have seen woke blockbusters crash and burn at the box office, or at least under-perform. The anti-male Birds of Prey is just the latest victim of audiences rejecting agendas and lectures disguised as entertainment.

Incredibly, this list also includes the Star Wars saga, which most of us believed was bulletproof. I’m not arguing the latest Star Wars trilogy was a flop. But it did perform so far below expectations, especially The Rise of Skywalker, which should have out-performed pretty much every other Star Wars movie, that as a movie franchise, Star Wars is dead.

Can Marvel break the Woke Curse?

Can Marvel get away with using this guy-on-guy action as the tip of its promotional spear and not take a hit at the box office?

Well, if anyone can, it’s Marvel, a franchise with an unprecedented 100 percent hit-rate at the box office; something unheard of when you’re talking about 20-plus titles released over only a dozen or so years.

A few things, though, should concern Marvel…

Star Wars was once considered as bulletproof as Marvel.

Marvel is no longer Marvel. What I mean is that the Iron Man/Captain America era is over. Come on, who the hell are the Eternals?

Finally, who wants to see this? Who is the audience for this? Do parents want to expose their children to something that will result in a premature conversation about human sexuality?

The Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

Jamison Ashley

Jamison Ashley

Comic geek, movie nerd, father, and husband - but not necessarily in that order. Current captain of this ship o' fools who is rapidly training everyone's computers and snarkphone spell-checkers to misspell 'supposebly.'

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