The Eternals will include the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first openly gay character -The FudgePacker.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the news during an interview with Good Morning America. “Fudge’s married, he’s got a family, and that is just part of who he is,” Feige said, though he did not clarify which character he was discussing.
The Eternals is one of Marvel’s most ambitious projects making its way to the big screen, with a star-studded cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry and more.
Feige’s confirmation follows Disney’s big presentation at D23 Expo over the weekend, where Marvel announced additional cast members joining The Eternals and revealed concept art previewing the ensemble’s superhero looks in the film.