‘X-Men’ Star Ellen Page Reveals Hollywood Tried To Keep Her In The Closet

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X-Men star Ellen Page recently opened up about the issues she faced with Hollywood politics throughout her career.

X-Men: The Last Stand introduced Marvel fans to Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde. The role was only in the film for a brief time but she did reprise the role in the Bryan Singer-directed 2014 sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Ellen Page publicly revealed she was gay back in 2014 and she’s been very open about her love and support for her sexual orientation ever since. Most recently, she lashed out at fellow Marvel hero Chris Pratt due to his support for a church that she claimed was anti-LGBTQ.

During a recent interview with Porter, the actor opened up about her journey from 2007’s Juno to this year’s Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. According to Ellen Page, members of the industry tried to suppress her true sexual identity from the public early on in her career. Check out what the actor had to say below.

“I was distinctly told, by people in the industry, when I started to become known: ‘People cannot know you’re gay.'”

The X-Men: The Last Stand star also revealed that the suppression went as far as people in the industry forcing her to wear certain clothes and shoes during photo shoots.

“And I was pressured — forced, in many cases — to always wear dresses and heels for events and photo shoots. As if lesbians don’t wear dresses and heels. But I will never let anyone put me in anything I feel uncomfortable in ever again.”

The latest installment of the X-Men franchise hits theater this june, simply titled Dark Phoenix. Later this year, fans will also be treated to another long-awaited addition the franchise, The New Mutants. The two Marvel films have had their release date pushed back multiple times and even The New Mutants doesn’t seem to have an established release date right now, with some rumors even suggesting that it could debut on Hulu due to the Disney/Fox deal but nothing has been officially announced regarding that topic just yet.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all of the news regarding the comic book world as soon as more information becomes available. What was your favorite use of Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde in the X-Men films? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Porter

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.