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Director Joe Russo Plays First Marvel Gay Character in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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With the release of the much awaited Avengers: Endgame, director brothers Joe Russo and Anthony Russo have finally ended the “The Infinity Saga”, which comprised of three phases and 22 movies including Endgame.

Joe Russo, the co-director of Endgame, has made history by playing the first homosexual character in a Marvel movie. The unrecognized role of the director as a homosexual appears in the beginning of the film.

His character provides assistance to the people who are enduring the loss of their loved ones, after Thanos’ snapped at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.

He reasons that his character was made homosexual on his request as he wanted to make a history in the Marvel Universe. He agrees and knows that playing a gay character would be a support to the LGBTQ + community all across the globe – even in the places where they are not recognized.

In an interview, Joe Russo said, “Representation is really important. It was important to us as we did four of these films, we wanted a gay character somewhere in them. We felt it was important that one of us play him, to ensure the integrity and show it is so important to the filmmakers that one of us is representing that.”

“It is a perfect time, because one of the things that is compelling about the Marvel Universe moving forward is its focus on diversity,” he added.

The movie is set to release on April 26 in the US. The Russo brothers have directed four Marvel movies till now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Avengers: Endgame.

However, Anthony Russo, co-director of the movie, does not want the historical moment in the film to exceed the success of the film.

“That character that Joe is playing really came from that point of view, him being an everyman who has suffered from (Infinity War villain) Thanos’ act (that wiped out most of the inhabitants of earth),” Anthony said.

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