Tom Holland believes that Marvel could introduce a gay Spider-Man in the future, and expresses interest in sharing the screen with that new character.
In a recent video from GQ where he goes undercover on the internet, Tom Holland responded to a tweet he found asking the following question, “Didn’t Tom Holland say he wanted Spider-Man to be gay?” Tom Holland clarified that he was actually asked about the potential of a gay Spider-Man in a previous interview and his own thoughts came out as a response to the prospect rather than coming out organically on his own accord.
In GQ’s video, Tom Holland had this to say about a gay Spider-Man:
“I think that would be a very progressive way to kind of create a new character. So yeah, I don’t see [why not]. I think there should be, one day, and I hope that I get to share the screen with that person.”
Based on Tom Holland’s comments, he believes that a new version of Spider-Man that happens to be gay should be introduced rather than making Peter Parker gay. After all, the films have established Peter’s attraction to girls through his romantic interests in both Liz (Laura Harrier) and MJ (Zendaya) in both Homecoming and Far From Home respectively.
Tom Holland isn’t the first actor that has expressed interest in seeing an LGBT Spider-Man on the big screen. Back in 2013, Andrew Garfield, whom portrayed the character in both of Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man films expressed an interest in seeing Peter Parker have an attraction to men.
What do you make of Tom Holland’s comments? Do you agree with him that Marvel (and/or) Sony’s best option in introducing a gay Spider-Man is through a new character swinging alongside Peter Parker? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Spider-Man and Tom Holland!
Here is the synopsis for 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, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will available on Digital HD on September 17, 2019, followed by a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-Ray, and DVD release on October 1.
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.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
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.