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. Instead, he is just an Average Joe (sorry). It was important to us as we did four of these films. While speaking with Deadline, Joe Russo said, “Representation is really important. It has broken the record for the biggest box office opening of all time at the worldwide box office with its first weekend collection of 1.2 billion dollars. 0
Comment(s) Apart from a female superhero (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel) who is the most powerful of the pack, there is also the first gay character in Endgame. Joe is seen in a sequence with Steve Rogers. In the sequence, different people are seen sharing their stories of how they are dealing with the death or at least disappearance of their loved ones. Director Joe Russo appears as a gay man in Avengers: Endgame. We wanted a gay character somewhere in them. They are at a support group for people dealing with the post-snap world. It is a perfect time because one of the things that is compelling about the Marvel Universe moving forward is its focus on diversity.”
Avengers: Endgame is meanwhile breaking box office records almost daily and it has only been three days. His character is not a superhero. Advertising
Kevin Feige had signalled diversity and more representation in the post-phase 3 MCU and Endgame does a lot to showcase the initiative.