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Marvel Studios: The world is ready for an LGBT superhero
LifeSiteNews ^ | March 11th 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean

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 film’s 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.”

“I’m so passionate about this, I’ve got to tell you,” she told the reporter.

"Our entire success is based on people that are incredibly different. Why wouldn’t 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 don’t do it that way for them, we will fail. If we don’t 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 Marvel’s first LGBT character; the X-Men’s 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ZhOMGvhcU


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chat; chatforum; gay; hollywood; homosexual; homosexualagenda; marvel; society; tvmovies
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To: pfflier

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...


41 posted on 03/14/2019 9:03:15 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: struggle

Astro and Glide?


42 posted on 03/14/2019 9:07:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: fieldmarshaldj
He's traveled from the Mauve sun of Half-Slipton...

43 posted on 03/14/2019 9:07:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (this tagline space is now available)
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To: Ennis85

Super Aid


44 posted on 03/14/2019 9:09:45 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Ennis85

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.


46 posted on 03/14/2019 9:19:57 PM PDT by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

I’m not sure we’re ready for Super Slut. Besides, we already have Hilarious.


47 posted on 03/14/2019 9:23:11 PM PDT by Rembrandt (-)
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To: Ennis85

What about the world without Marvel?


48 posted on 03/14/2019 9:23:50 PM PDT by NorseViking
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To: ssaftler
Big city college kids and Millennials is my guess. Neither group has second thoughts about mixed race or non-mixed gender relationships

I get the icky homo thing, but what's wrong with mixed race relationships?

49 posted on 03/14/2019 9:25:54 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: Ennis85
Been there. Done that.
50 posted on 03/14/2019 9:27:08 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ssaftler
mixed race?

What does that have to do about anything?

51 posted on 03/14/2019 9:28:50 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (We are in the midst of a Cold Civil War.)
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To: W.

52 posted on 03/14/2019 9:36:49 PM PDT by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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To: struggle

It’s criminal to throw away money in a publicly traded company.


53 posted on 03/14/2019 9:39:20 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: Windflier

Ha, ha, three points!


54 posted on 03/14/2019 9:40:08 PM PDT by W. (Natty Light: The beer so nice, you'll taste it twice!)
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To: Ennis85

Sure, as part of Marvel’s plan for bankruptcy.


55 posted on 03/14/2019 9:44:42 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Ennis85

Those who can't learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

56 posted on 03/14/2019 9:44:53 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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To: Ennis85

I really think kids need a superhero with no sexuality whatsoever. It’s not important.


57 posted on 03/14/2019 9:45:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: max americana

Ping.


58 posted on 03/14/2019 9:47:24 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Ennis85

So now superhero movies are about sexual preferences. I really miss the good old days.


59 posted on 03/14/2019 10:04:21 PM PDT by bluejean (I'm becoming a cranky old person. It really annoys me.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I saved that one while the saving was good. :^)

60 posted on 03/14/2019 11:28:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (this tagline space is now available)
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