Kristen Stewart, known for her roles in the Twilight saga and other smaller smaller movies, has stated that she’d like to play a gay superhero.
While speaking to Variety in the process of promoting her new film Seberg, Kristen Stewart explained that she was open to the idea of playing a superhero character. Kristen Stewart recently mentioned that her sexuality is something that Hollywood has discriminated against behind-the-scenes, as someone once told her that she’d get a Marvel role if she didn’t hold hands with her girlfriend in public. While talking to Variety, Kristen Stewart added:
“That’s been a conversation that’s always existed. I’ve always radically rejected it. It’s nice to be able to talk about that in a way that people really understand now. Instead of sounding like I’m being crazy, like, ‘Don’t put me in a box! Ambiguity’s a cool thing!’ Now, it’s like, duh. Before I had to say it like it was some far out idea. Now it’s more on the main stage, which is rad.”
Anthony Mackie, who also stars with Kristen Stewart in Seberg, has also supported the idea of the ex-Twilight actress playing a gay superhero.
While Kristen Stewart has been derided for her role in Twilight — just like fellow lead Robert Pattinson, who drew ire when being cast as Batman due to association with his role in the Twilight movies, even though he doesn’t like them — she’s had strides as an actress since then, with movies like Camp X-Ray and Still Alice garnering praise from professional critics. However, Kristen Stewart has not been able to get out of Twilight‘s shadow due to not being in any films as high-profile as any of the movies in The Twilight Saga, which is likely why she’d want a superhero movie role.
Marvel, meanwhile, are taking greater interest in representing the backgrounds of their characters with actors that share those backgrounds. Kristen Stewart potentially representing her identity to the world is something that would matter, Twilight involvement or not, and if she’s able to get a performance on par with some of her smaller, more character-driven independent films on such a project, she can perhaps finally get that breakout role.
Here is the official synopsis to Avengers: Endgame, Marvel’s biggest film ever:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.