Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige Gives Details On Openly Gay Hero

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Over the past couple of  years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made some major changes when it comes to its level of representation in its film. This is due to in part the blockbuster successes of BLACK PANTHER and CAPTAIN MARVEL and even the upcoming SHANG CHI and the recently announced Ms. Marvel Disney plus series in the works,he MCU continues to grow more and more diverse.

This even goes into one of the studios upcoming projects THE ETERNALS, that announced it would feature both the studios and the MCU’s first openly gay hero. Now the identity of that character has yet to be disclosed but Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige has shared some new details on the hero.

While speaking to Good Morning America during the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim.“He’s married, he’s got a family. And that is just part of who he is.”

 

Of course Feige did not say which specific member of THE ETERNALS, would be the bero  but it does confirm previous reports that the character is male. Nonetheless, Feige’s statement makes it clear that the hero’s sexuality won’t be hidden,

Directed by Chloé Zhao, The Eternals stars Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff , Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Barry Keoghan, Gemma Chan and Kit Harington.

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We Know Who Gemma Chan Will Be In THE ETERNALS

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When Gemma Chan was announced as a cast member of Marvel Studios  THE ETERNALS many were wondering if the CRAZY RICH ASIANS star was reprising her CAPTAIN MARVEL role of Minn-Erva or if it would be a completely different character. Now we know that not only is it a different role but is the starring role.

Chan will be playing the character of Sersi as announced during the Marvel portion on the D23 stage. She took to twitter to express her gratitude and excitement.

We also were treated to seeing the characters in their costumes through concept art.

Kit Harrington Is Officially Going ETERNAL

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We recently reported that former GAME OF THRONES star, Kit Harrington was set to join a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but is was currently unknown which one. Now thanks to the D23 Expo we know which film that will be.

Harrington will be joining a former GAME OF THRONES co-star, Richard Madden in Marvel Studios THE ETERNALS.

Harington will play non-Eternal Dane Whitman in the pic, which now marks Harington’s next film. THE ETERNALS hits theaters  November 6, 2020 release date.

WAKANDA FOREVER, BLACK PANTHER 2 Set To Arrive In 2022

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It was no secret that after BLACK PANTHER became a global phenomenon that a sequel was a given. Well Disney made the official announcement during the D23 Expo.

Ryan Coolger, who returns to helm and write the sequel, revealed the news onstage in Anaheim alongside Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige.

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Coogler’s return was confirmed in October as details of the sequel emerged after the original became a massive hit, grossed $1.35 billion at the worldwide box office.

Chadwick Boseman starred in the first pic along with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Latitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker and Sterling K. Brown.

MOON KNIGHT Is Coming To Disney Plus

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Marvel Studios setting up two new phases had many wondering which would be the next. There are many cult favorites that people were hopeful for and it seems  to be coming to fruition.

MOON KNIGHT is being produced by Marvel Studios as a live action show that is coming to Disney plus. The announcement was made today at the D23 Expo currently happening in Anaheim.

Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, on the D23 stage said that MOON KNIGHT will be an “action adventure series” about a mercenary left for dead in the desert.

This next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be a bit more weird and different from what has already been established so this makes sense. it seems that the Warren Ellis run of Moon Knight comics would be perfect for a television series since it shifts between genres in each issues according to Marc Spector’s different personalities. That’s something that could easily be applied to the episodic format and later connect into the larger picture.

There have been many rumors floating around about  Keanu Reeves being the perfect person to play Moon Knight, even AVENGERS: ENDGAME co-directors Anthony & Joe Russo even agreed as much. Combine that with the fact that there have been talks about Keanu Reeves taking some kind of role in the MCU, and that certainly raises our eyebrows a bit.

Is Jon Snow Headed To The MCU

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Robb Stark (Richard Madden) is already going ETERNAL into the Marvel Cinematic Universe but could his once half brother, Jon Snow be heading down the same road.

According to Deadline, it seems that GAME OF THRONES star, Kit Harrington is a making his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now which exact film has yet to be announced.

All of current buzz around Marvel during this weekend’s D23 Expo has kept an official announcent and details under wraps until t÷ powers that be decide when ita best to reveal the news. But it can be safe to assume we will find out before the weekend is concluded.

Who would you like to see Harrington play or what film would you like see him in?