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Jake Gyllenhaal Went On A Bizarre Rant About Benedict Cumberbatch And Cabbage Patch Kids That Has Everyone Confused
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Jake Gyllenhaal's second nonsensical rant in just a few days has fans wondering, what's up, Jake?

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Tom Holland Had The Best Roasting Response To Gwyneth Paltrow Forgetting She Was In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
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Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has an impressive list of credits ranging from 2001's The Royal Tenenbaums to 1998's Shakespeare in Love for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress.

Paltrow is more recently known for her recurring role as "Pepper Potts" in a number of films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Iron Man in 2008.

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Here's a wild fact that might blow your mind: being a superhero isn't quite as glamorous behind the scenes as it is on camera.

For some Avengers, like Tom Holland, even taking a quick swig of water can be an awkward ordeal.

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The only hero his age in the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-man needs to represent the morals and attitudes of the upcoming generation. With Gen Z proving to be very open with regards to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, it would make sense their hero supports those ideals.

That is why the new Spider-man film is making waves as the first superhero film to cast out trans actors, according to the Advocate.

The news was first seen in a Twitter post, and confirmed with an Instagram photo from Tom Holland.




Spider-man: Far From Home has cast Zach Barack as a high school friend of Peter Parker. This is Barack's first feature film. The actor shared initial hints about his involvement on social media.

Tyler Luke Cunningham is also in the film as a featured extra. Cunningham is known to British audiences for his work in Boy Meets Girl, a BBC sitcom. The actor had also teased his involvement with the film on social media.

This is some pretty great news!






However, Marvel hasn't had the best record with representation. Both Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther were going to have characters who were LGBTQ+ but had references to their sexuality cut out of the film.

While there's been talk about including queer characters, it seems at the very least Marvel is now taking a step in the right direction by casting trans actors.

But their past record still worries some people.





While they aren't at the forefront yet, Marvel Comics does have trans and non-binary characters. Ken Shiga AKA. Koi Boi in the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series has been confirmed to be transgender. Other heroes such as the Skrull Xavin are aliens without a societal attachment to gender.

Which has led some to call for Spider-man to be transgender, if he isn't already.





As the MCU continues on, new actors and roles will be brought on. While we don't know when superhero films will start casting LGBTQ+ actors in bigger roles, or when they will start bringing those characters to audiences, this kind of casting announcement is definitely a positive move.

'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Is Inspiring People To Create #Spidersonas Of Themselves—And They're Empowering AF 🕷
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The outpouring of love from fans for the recently released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been overwhelming. The latest trend among fans is designing personalized spider-verse character and sharing them with the hashtag #spidersona.

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