It's about time, no?
Rumors are circulating that Marvel is looking to make its first film about an openly gay superhero, saying that "the world is ready"--finally, in 2019. Honey, the world has been ready.
Amid rumours that the studio is looking to cast an openly gay actor for an upcoming project, fans are hopeful this means we will be getting the real deal on screen.
"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?" Victoria Alonso, Marvel's production chief, told Variety at the Los Angeles premiere of Captain Marvel on Wednesday.
"Our audience is global, is diverse, is inclusive. 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."
The Marvel lexicon includes a few openly gay superheroes already.
Iceman, of the X-Men, was outed in a comic in 2015 as being openly gay:
And then, of course, there are boyfriends Wiccan and Hulkling, aka, the most adorable couple to ever set foot in a comic book:
And then, of course, Northstar, who made history when he came out in 1992:
The film that Marvel is reportedly looking to cast, The Eternals, "a group of lesser-known immortal superheroes who were created by the godlike Celestials," is said to be searching for an openly gay 30-49 year old man to play a key role.
We are so impatient! We want it now!
Netflix's Umbrella Academy has introduced an openly gay super-character named Klaus Hargreeves (aka The Séance), and the DC television universe includes several queer characters. The audience is built and we are ready for some gay crime-fighting.
Next on our list? Star Wars. Because, gays in space. Plus, when you have that Poe Dameron energy:
I mean, come on.