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Marvel has been consistent in their quest to break barriers, with films like Black Panther and the upcoming Captain Marvel.

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Now, it would appear they’re looking to cast the first openly gay superhero, as part of their upcoming film The Eternals.

Apparently, the studio is on the hunt for an older male of unspecified ethnicity, who is built like “a superhero.” The character’s inclusion will mark a major step forward in terms of representation in film, though television has already seen a few LGBT stars, including Game Of Thrones’ Oberyn Martell and The Walking Dead’s Aaron.

Regardless, the idea of seeing an openly gay leading man in a Marvel movie should be a big step forward. Given that the only casting prerequisite appears to be an openly gay actor.

By Damilola Faustino

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