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Marvel’s ‘Avengers Academy’ Adds Gay Superhero Union Jack to its Roster

Union Jack

Marvel’s increasing knack for inclusivity is going multi-platform, spreading to the popular mobile game Avengers Academy with their “British Invasion” which includes gay superhero Union Jack.

The cartoon video game, which appears to be geared toward a younger audience, reimagines the Avengers crew as students at a school under the tutelage of Nick Fury.

Black Widow, whom Scarlett Johansson portrays in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not-so-slyly mentions to Jack that he’s the only guy at the academy who hasn’t hit on her, to which he politely responds, “No offense, but you’re not my type.” And when she doesn’t quite get the hint he bluntly says, “I’m telling you I’m gay,” to which she remarks that maybe she isn’t as great of a spy as she thought.

Union Jack

In the world of Marvel comics, Union Jack has been around since 1976, and was dating fellow super hero Dyna-Mite when he came out. 

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