Gay couple from Eternos is not Marvel’s 1st in live-action and fans didn’t know

Characters from Eternals, Phastos and her husband are not Marvel’s first live-action gay couple. In fact, as much as many fans don’t know or don’t remember, the first one came in the Fugitives series.

Two young women who became romantically involved in Fugitives are Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner) and Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano). They initially had interests in other members of the group, but after a while Nico confessed his love for Karolina, and they eventually became a couple.


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Nico and Karolina are actually Marvel’s first live-action gay couple, not Phastos and her husband.

However, it is worth noting that the series Fugitivos does not take place within the MCU, despite being an adaptation of a Marvel comic, so it is natural that the gay couple from Eternos will end up receiving more prominence.

More about Eternals

After the events of Avengers: Ultimatum, an unexpected tragedy causes the Eternals to step out of the shadows and rally again against humanity’s oldest enemy, the Deviant.

The incredible cast includes Richard Madden as the mighty Ikaris, Gemma Chan as the lover of humanity, Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as the mighty cosmic being Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the clever inventor Phastos, Salma Hayak as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young Spire, Don Lee as the mighty Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as the distant Druig, Angelina Jolie as the brave warrior Thena, and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman the Black Knight.

Eternos’ synopsis states that the film will take place after Avengers: Ultimatum, but everything indicates that we will also have glimpses of the MCU’s past.

The director is Chloé Zhao, who made history by winning the Oscar for Best Director for Nomadland.

Eternos is scheduled to debut on November 5, 2021 in Brazilian cinemas.

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