Skip to comments.Marvel Studios: The world is ready for an LGBT superhero
Posted on 03/14/2019 8:09:12 PM PDT by Ennis85
The production chief for Marvel Studios has added fuel to rumors that its next on-screen leading man will be same-sex attracted.
On March 1, the That Hashtag Show website published a rumor that an openly gay man will be cast as the lead of Marvel Studios 2020 superhero movie "The Eternals."
As Marvel Studios begins its search for the cast of the 2020 feature film, 'The Eternals,' we at 'That Hashtag Show' have learned that they are looking to cast an openly gay actor for a lead role in the film, Charles Murphy wrote.
According to Murphy, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated last year that the company was working towards bringing a new LGBTQ character to the mix in the near future.
As it turns out, that future is nearly upon us as the studio searches for an actor, 30-49, who physically looks like a superhero for one of the films leads, Murphy continued.
While the studio is open to actors of all ethnicity, they would prefer the role to go to an openly gay actor.
At the March 7 Los Angeles premiere of the heroine-led Captain Marvel, Marvel production chief Victoria Alonso told Variety at the studio was committed to diversity.
Im so passionate about this, Ive got to tell you, she told the reporter.
"Our entire success is based on people that are incredibly different. Why wouldnt we? Why would we only want to be recognized by only one type of person? Our audience is global, is diverse, is inclusive, Alonso continued.
If we dont do it that way for them, we will fail. If we dont put pedal to the metal on the diversity and the inclusivity, we will not have continued success. Our determination is to have that for all of the people out there watching our movies.
Asked if the world was ready for an openly gay superhero, Alonso affirmed that it was.
The world is ready, she said firmly. The world is ready.
There are already a number of same-sex attracted superheroes in the comic book universe. According to Looper.com, they include Northstar, a Canadian mutant and Marvels first LGBT character; the X-Mens Iceman, a character who debuted in the 1960s but came out as gay in 2015; and Rictor, whose 2009 kiss with another male superhero was Marvel Comics first depiction of a same-sex sexual act. Batwoman, who was introduced in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman, was reintroduced by DC comics as a same-sex attracted woman in 2006.
Captain America, however, remains himself:
There is a documentary out on HBO I think about the ‘secret lives of Hollywood’ or something like that. I saw only parts of it, but the producers/directors claim that Hollywood was always a place that attracted people outside of the ‘sexual norms’ of society so to speak - gay, straight, bi, multiple partners etc even back before talkies. There is an anecdote about Cole Porter I think that might get me banned if I repeated it...
Astro and Glide?
He's traveled from the Mauve sun of Half-Slipton...
Whether they go through with this or not I can’t see Ethernals doing well at the Box Office when you consider the amount of money Msrvel movies make in countries that would potentially ban a movie with gay content.
I’m not sure we’re ready for Super Slut. Besides, we already have Hilarious.
What about the world without Marvel?
I get the icky homo thing, but what's wrong with mixed race relationships?
What does that have to do about anything?
It’s criminal to throw away money in a publicly traded company.
Ha, ha, three points!
Sure, as part of Marvel’s plan for bankruptcy.
Those who can't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
I really think kids need a superhero with no sexuality whatsoever. Its not important.
So now superhero movies are about sexual preferences. I really miss the good old days.
I saved that one while the saving was good. :^)
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