Marvel finally features a gay character. And it’s underwhelming, to say the least.
Avengers: Endgame was always going to be a hit. It’s the culmination of a 22-movies long story spanning over a decade and boasts an extensive A-list cast.
So, directors Anthony and Joe Russo really didn’t need to shoehorn 30 seconds of gay representation into a three-hour film that was all but guaranteed to top $1 billion in its opening weekend. (It, in fact, grossed $1.2 billion.)
Early on in Endgame, Captain America (Chris Evans) attends a support group meeting for survivors of Thanos’s snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, which wiped out half the world’s population. There, a man, played by co-director Joe Russo, who lost his partner because of the snap, recalls how he went on a date with a guy recently but ended up crying.
And that’s it – the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first openly gay character.
And, of course, our friends over in Russia did their best not to expose the children to anything that could “corrupt traditional family values.” Here is how they did it: