Richard Madden on The Eternals featuring the first openly gay character in the MCU: It's hugely important

Richard Madden is all set to enter the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) as Ikaris in The Eternals, also starring Angelina Jolie and Kit Harington. The Eternals will feature MCU's first openly gay character. Read below to know how Richard reacted to the news.
Directed by Chloé Zhao, The Eternals is slated to release on November 6, 2020.Directed by Chloé Zhao, The Eternals is slated to release on November 6, 2020.
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One of the most exciting projects in the upcoming Phase 4 of MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is The Eternals. Packed with a diverse cast featuring  Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Gemma Chan, Barry Keoghan, and Kit Harington, The Eternals is being helmed by The Rider (2017) director Chloé Zhao and is based on the immortal alien race, created to protect humanity. Interestingly, The Eternals will feature MCU's first openly gay character.

Richard was recently honoured with the Most Stylish Man award at the British GQ Men of the Year Awards. On the red carpet, while being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight, Madden was asked about Marvel's decision to feature a member of the LGBTQ community in the storyline of The Eternals. "I think it's hugely important, just the cast is so diverse. I'm a white male actor and not in the majority of this cast. I'm the minority, which is important in terms of diversity in filmmaking. I think Marvel are really at the forefront of that," Richard shared with ET.

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Meanwhile, in an earlier interview with Good Morning America, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that the openly gay character in The Eternals will be married with a family. However, who will play this character has not been revealed as of yet. Major hints are at Richard's character Ikaris.

The Eternals is slated to release on November 6, 2020.

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