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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Directors Joe & Anthony Russo Address Inclusion Of First Openly Gay Character In Marvel Superhero Film

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Directors Joe & Anthony Russo Address Inclusion Of First Openly Gay Character In Marvel Superhero Film

Mild Spoiler: The preoccupation on today’s opener Avengers: Endgame will be about a near billion first week gross fueled by 24 hour showings, its assault on the all time box office record books and the resetting of the Marvel Comics Universe. The film also breaks ground on a cultural level. It is a small moment but a milestone nonetheless in such a global appeal blockbuster. Avengers: Endgame introduces the first openly gay character to ever appear in a Disney/Marvel movie.

That character isn’t a superhero, and he is played in an early scene by Joe Russo, who co-directed with brother Anthony Russo. The character is an average guy who is part of a support group of people trying to move on from the grief of losing loved ones who vanished at the end of Avengers: Infinity War at the hands of Thanos. He talks about going on his

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