Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland has assured fans that Marvel will be showcasing more than just straight white males in its films, as the studio moves towards the inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters in its near future.
Speaking with The Sunday Times, Tom Holland was asked whether or not he thinks Spider-Man could be gay and how soon something like that could happen:
“Yeah of course. I can’t talk about the future of the character because honestly I don’t know and it’s out of my hands. But I do know a lot about the future of Marvel, and they are going to be representing lots of different people in the next few years. The world isn’t as simple as a straight white guy. It doesn’t end there, and these films need to represent more than one type of person.”
While Tom Holland may be unaware of Marvel’s future plans for Spider-Man, rumors have swirled that the Marvel Cinematic Universe may feature its first-ever gay male lead in The Eternals. It was previously reported that Marvel Studios was looking for an actor, 30-49 years in age that looks like they can hold their own amongst heroes such as Thor and Captain America. While Marvel is always open to all ethnicity, it was said that they would prefer their Eternals hopeful to be an openly gay actor.
So far, The Eternals has cast Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and Ma Dong-Seok, though it is unclear as to which characters they are playing. Salma Hayek was also recently reported as being eyed by Marvel for the project.
As for current LGBTQ+ representation in the MCU, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently defended the small usage of the studio’s first openly gay character in Avengers: Endgame in which director Joe Russo appeared briefly as a grieving husband who opens up about going on a date for the first time since losing his partner. Many fans have heavily criticized Marvel for the insignificance of its first-ever LGBTQ+ character on screen.
Here’s the official synopsis for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Far From Home:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tom Holland is now playing in theaters. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Sunday Times
The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters
Marvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.
The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, 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 opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Marvel Thailand