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Report: Marvel Wants an Openly Gay Actor to Lead The Eternals

If Marvel Studios plans on releasing any new movies next year, pre-production will have to begin soon. If there’s any truth to this latest rumor, The Eternals may be the first film on the docket. The Hashtag Show is reporting that Marvel is currently looking for an actor to play the film’s lead. According to the studio’s criteria, the actor must be someone who falls in the 30-49 age range and “physically looks like a superhero.” Moreover, Marvel would prefer it if the actor were openly gay.

The Hashtag Show also cited Kevin Feige’s comments when Ant-Man and the Wasp was released last summer. During press runs for that movie, Feige revealed that Marvel was looking to introduce an LGBTQ character in a future MCU film. However, he didn’t specify which one. Whoever the character is, it will continue the studio’s push toward a more diverse and inclusive cinematic landscape. It will mark the first time that a LGBTQ character has co-headlined a Marvel Studios production. A number of characters have fallen under THE ETERNALS‘ banner since Jack Kirby created the comic in 1976. Supposedly, the flim’s lineup will include Sersi and Ikaris. Director Chloe Zhao is also rumored to be considering The Umbrella Academy’s Cameron Britton and polish actor Tomasz Kot for roles in the film. But for now, there are no firm details.

Zhao is directing The Eternals from a script co-written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The film is allegedly targeting a September production start in the UK. Do you have any theories about which character Marvel is planning to cast? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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by Anonymousreply 45610 hours ago

Why so old ? I wish they would pick someone younger

by Anonymousreply 103/01/2019

Thomasz Kit makes my loins quiver.

by Anonymousreply 203/01/2019

Kot! Damn autocorrect!!!

by Anonymousreply 303/01/2019

So who are the openly gay actors in the age range, look like a super hero and have a modicum of name recognition. It's basically Matt Bomer and...?

by Anonymousreply 403/01/2019

Hopefully a hot Instagram model jock

by Anonymousreply 503/01/2019

Luke Evans, your role is ready!

by Anonymousreply 603/01/2019

Daniel Newman

by Anonymousreply 703/01/2019

The ones that look superhero-ish and in the right age range:

Matt Bomer, Luke Macfarlane, Matt Dallas, Luke Evans, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Scott Evans, Simon Woods

by Anonymousreply 803/01/2019

R6 Immortals was practically his demo reel for it, lol.

by Anonymousreply 903/01/2019

Oh, Jakey, Jakey, Jakey. Come out, come out wherever you are. Only if they mean [italic]gay[/italic] gay, of course. You are not an initialism.

by Anonymousreply 1003/01/2019

What about Quinto? Wentworth Miller?

Matt Bomer would be fantastic. Love (looking at) him

by Anonymousreply 1103/01/2019

Lee Pace!

by Anonymousreply 1203/01/2019

Bomer has a DC movie coming out, so I guess not him.

by Anonymousreply 1303/01/2019

Julian Morris. Duh.

Oh, but he'd have to be [italic]out[/italic] out. You can do that, can't you, Julian?

by Anonymousreply 1403/01/2019

For a second I forgot I was on the DL.

Did r1 just call 30-49 so old? On [italic]this[/italic] board?

by Anonymousreply 1503/01/2019

Matt Dallas

by Anonymousreply 1603/01/2019

[quote]Matt Bomer, Luke Macfarlane, Matt Dallas, Luke Evans, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Scott Evans, Simon Woods

Are they looking for someone who can actually act? If so, a few of these names has to come off.

by Anonymousreply 1703/01/2019

Andrew K-B or Hunter R-H. Or both.

by Anonymousreply 1803/01/2019

Wilson Cruz wants to throw his hat into the ring for this part

by Anonymousreply 1903/01/2019

Ben Whishaw, hit the gym!

by Anonymousreply 2003/01/2019

Hey Marvel, want to help a brother out?

by Anonymousreply 2103/01/2019

Since Matt Bomer is on a DC TV series right now

Luke MacFarlane is the obvious choice, especially with his current series having wrapped up after 5 seasons.

by Anonymousreply 2203/01/2019

Get my agent on the phone!

by Anonymousreply 2303/01/2019

Just make a movie and cast all the hot gay actors.

by Anonymousreply 2403/01/2019

If you guys get a gay superhero, they better give us a lesbian Elsa.

by Anonymousreply 2503/01/2019

Watch them all come BURSTING out of the closet!

Well played, Marvel.

by Anonymousreply 2603/01/2019

I don't think there is a more obvious gay choice to play an action star. I mean c'mom bitches.

by Anonymousreply 2703/01/2019

[22] Luke Mcfarlane is a hottie

A lot of those actors are in the closet and will have to come out, many won't, then you have the fact a lot of them can't act, discount the fact that a couple dont have the beauty/body to be a superhero, in the end how many are left ?

by Anonymousreply 2803/01/2019

We don’t have much of a bench.

by Anonymousreply 2903/01/2019

How has no one said Russell Tovey?

by Anonymousreply 3003/01/2019

Daniel Newman, simon woods and lee pace are bi, not gay so they better not get the role that should go to a gay man. Plus they are at the bottom of of list in terms of appearance from the names listed. Pace is tall and relatively good looking- but not a stunner.

by Anonymousreply 3103/01/2019

Richard Armitage?

by Anonymousreply 3203/01/2019

[quote]you have the fact a lot of them can't act

I think the real question is: who are they casting for?

They're liking taking a character that is normally straight and writing them as gay.

I think the likeliest person to do that with is Starfox since he's already been revealed to be bisexual and is Thanos' brother.

If that's the case they'd only need to be charming and handsome.

by Anonymousreply 3303/01/2019

"Richard Armitage?"

Isn't he back in the closet?

by Anonymousreply 3403/01/2019

It's a trick to get people to come out! I'm, er, I mean, those gays over there, yeah, those gays aren't that dumb!

by Anonymousreply 3503/01/2019

Col-ton! Col-ton!

by Anonymousreply 3603/01/2019

Charlie Carver

by Anonymousreply 3703/01/2019
by Anonymousreply 3803/01/2019

Look R38, I as much as everyone wishes Nolan Gerard Funk was gay. Or at least out.

by Anonymousreply 3903/01/2019

For a marvel franchise, Nolan Funk would be the biggest cock sucker you've ever met.

by Anonymousreply 4003/01/2019

I found out who signed to play Gilgamesh but then I forgot.

by Anonymousreply 4103/01/2019

So the assumption is they would be playing Hercules, who is bisexual.

I wonder if there would be two cuts of the movie, one for for thr west, and one for China and similar places with gay references removed.

by Anonymousreply 4203/01/2019

Another vote for the best actor (by far) in the list, Luke Evans. He not only looks and fits the part of a superhero, he turns me on instantly.

My second choice would be Billy Magnussen, but I'm not sure if he's openly gay.

by Anonymousreply 4303/01/2019

Uh no R43 Billy is definitely not openly gay.

by Anonymousreply 4403/01/2019

Then sorry, Billy. lol

by Anonymousreply 4503/01/2019

Why is Chloe Zhao directing this? She's a very talented director, but this is not her forte. I'm sick of Marvel's new found PC bullshit pandering. Just hire the right person for the job and stick your quotas up your ass.

And get Chloe something that will actually show off her talent.

by Anonymousreply 4603/01/2019

Sam Heughan needs to come out.....again

by Anonymousreply 4703/01/2019

R46, the premise of The Eternals seems a bit more thoughtful than the stupid Avengers movies, so she'll be fine.

by Anonymousreply 4803/01/2019

Marvel was looking for an actor to play a gay character in The Eternals, and this actor was to be Trevor Donovan. However, after conversations, Marvel decided to choose an "openly gay actor" for the role.

by Anonymousreply 4903/01/2019

Luke Evans, you say? Yes, please!

by Anonymousreply 5003/01/2019

[quote]I'm sick of Marvel's new found PC bullshit pandering. Just hire the right person for the job and stick your quotas up your ass.

Or maybe, R46, they like her vision for the Eternals and she'll do fine because it's not just going to be a knock 'em down, punch 'em up movie?

They're not stupid. They know what they're doing. People once thought James Gunn was a weird choice (A HORROR MOVIE DIRECTOR!) for Guardians. The movies were hits.

[quote]However, after conversations, Marvel decided to choose an "openly gay actor" for the role.

This is Marvel/Disney totally responding to the criticism of them having their first gay Disney character and casting a straight actor.

by Anonymousreply 5103/01/2019

Obviously a response to Kit Harington calling out Marvel months ago

by Anonymousreply 5203/01/2019

I want Matt Bomer to be in a Marvel movie, but not play a gay character. Why does the gay actor only get the gay character?

by Anonymousreply 5303/01/2019

[quote]Why does the gay actor only get the gay character?

You've missed the point entirely. The lead character is GAY, so Marvel wants an openly gay actor to fill the role. Bomer and any other gay actors are welcome to audition for whichever male role they'd like, assuming they meet any other criteria set for those roles.

by Anonymousreply 5403/02/2019

Wouldn't it be great if his superpower's comes from swallowing come?

by Anonymousreply 5503/02/2019

Luke Evans is 40 years old, people.

by Anonymousreply 5603/02/2019

They should go with a masculine bisexual guy of color.

by Anonymousreply 5703/02/2019

Bisexual = boring twat who can't make up his mind, and will end up marrying a woman in the end. Doesn't deserve to work. I don't care how masculine or colorful he is.

by Anonymousreply 5803/02/2019

[quote]Why is Chloe Zhao directing this? She's a very talented director, but this is not her forte. [bold]I'm sick of Marvel's new found PC bullshit pandering.[/bold] Just hire the right person for the job and [bold]stick your quotas up your ass[/bold].

This applies to making a straight (and most likely, white) character gay.

by Anonymousreply 5903/02/2019

No please, he has to be 100% gay, masculine and white. This will be the first one, they can do femmes and POC later.

by Anonymousreply 6003/02/2019

Nope r60

by Anonymousreply 6103/02/2019

Only gays should be allowed in Hollywood or on Broadway. It’s ours, you breeders can’t have it anymore, especially you breeder bitches.

by Anonymousreply 6203/02/2019

Only gay stories are worth telling. Aunt Ida was not only right, but she didn’t go far enough.

by Anonymousreply 6303/02/2019

Watch Armie Hammer accidentally leak his sex tape with Timmy Chalamet as proof that he’s all about the bussy.

by Anonymousreply 6403/02/2019

How old is Zac Efron?

by Anonymousreply 6503/02/2019

Ahem

by Anonymousreply 6603/02/2019

Eternals seems like such an underwhelming property to follow a year with Captain Marvel, Avengers, and Spider-Man. Using an openly gay male lead for a gay male character will help promote the property, but they need a decent story and Eternals doesn't really have anything that stands out.

by Anonymousreply 6703/02/2019

Yes, R61.

by Anonymousreply 6803/02/2019

“Story story story” is bullshit bullshit bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 6903/02/2019

Yes, r46, and to add to r51's response, Taika Waititi (who did a quirky tv show and small quirky films) delivered the very successful Thor: Ragnarok.

r56- they wanted an actor up to 49 years old. Luke is fine.

by Anonymousreply 7003/02/2019

Yeah but Luke Evans looks 49 already. They definitely want someone on the other end of the age range since sequels will be expected.

And who the hell is Lee Pace? I’ve never heard of this guy outside of Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 7103/02/2019

Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Mark Ruffalo were all around Luke Evan's age when they came aboard Marvel.

by Anonymousreply 7203/02/2019

[quote]And who the hell is Lee Pace?

Just some guy I was on a TV show with a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 7303/02/2019

Luke Evans would be a great choice indeed.

R64 Armie is straight, get that into your head and at least namedrop a gay actor.

by Anonymousreply 7403/02/2019

How about Dino Fetscher? He just turned 30.

by Anonymousreply 7503/02/2019

Lee has already participated in the Marvel Universe as a villain, so he's out:

by Anonymousreply 7603/02/2019

I'll take it.

by Anonymousreply 7703/02/2019

My vote's for Dino! He's gay, he's hot, he's a bottom with a big dick, and he's into scifi/horror cosplay.

by Anonymousreply 7803/02/2019

Um. Where does it say they want a GAY character? What I saw in the article was more "LGBTQIA-EXPIALADOCIOUS" fuckery.

Mark my words. The character will not be exclusively gay. He will be bi/pan/fluid. Count on it.

These shows never have the balls to just show gay men. They want to make them bi/pan/fluid do they can win diversity points, but most of their serious relationships will be with women.

by Anonymousreply 7903/02/2019

Dan Amboyer

by Anonymousreply 8003/02/2019

[quote]According to the studio’s criteria, the actor must be someone who falls in the 30-49 age range and “physically looks like a superhero.” Moreover, Marvel would prefer it if the actor were openly gay.

This is a gender neutral description. What if they're looking for an openly lesbian actor?

by Anonymousreply 8103/02/2019

I would like to nominate the most openliest gay actor that DL knows and loves. Someone who has already shown us his adept use of superpowers.

by Anonymousreply 8203/02/2019

[quote]Matt Bomer, Luke Macfarlane, Matt Dallas, Luke Evans, Cheyenne Jackson, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Scott Evans, Simon Woods

[quote]Are they looking for someone who can actually act? If so, a few of these names has to come off.

Well, based on the current crop of extremely successful Marvel actors, I'd say that acting is not a requirement - Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth.

As they told Greg Brady, they mostly got the part because they fit the suit.

by Anonymousreply 8303/02/2019

True about the acting. All the actor needs to be is relatively charismatic and in shape, as there's a lot of running and jumping in front of green screens.

by Anonymousreply 8403/02/2019

Will NEVER EVER happen. Marvel will NEVER introduce a gay (male) character. If they introduce a queer character it will either be trans or lesbian. They have plenty of lesbians on their shows (Agents of SHIELD, Jessica Jones and the list goes on and on), however they have never had a gay male character. They are scared shitless their homophobic fanboys will abandon them if they do. You see lesbians are a turn on for the homophobic bigots, hot lesbians are fine. They will never introduce a gay male character because the risk is way too high.

by Anonymousreply 8503/02/2019

Well if they're looking for LGBTQAZXVEW then yeah they'll probably pick the safest which usually is bisexual/lesbian

by Anonymousreply 8603/02/2019

Did you not read the thread, R85? The studio heads had picked Trevor Donovan for the lead role but then decided to go with an openly gay man.

They're obviously casting for the role of Ikaris.

by Anonymousreply 8703/02/2019

I am supposed to believe that Trevor Donovan was cast to lead a marvel franchise?

Yep, I don't believe that for not one second.

by Anonymousreply 8803/02/2019

Eva Green also is rumored to be in consideration for a major role in the film.

by Anonymousreply 8903/02/2019

Eva Green would be a perfect Sersi.

R88, some people would have said the same for Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jr.

R85, Please, they will cast an openly gay actor to play a gay character and never ever mention it except for a single moment where they make a veiled reference to liking dick. That's how they'll do it.

by Anonymousreply 9003/02/2019

[quote] some people would have said the same for Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jr.

...How are the two remotely comparable? Evans and Downey Jr were movie stars.

Donovan is best known for a not that popular CW reboot of 90210 and the only thing he has been able to get cast in is Hallmark channel movies.

by Anonymousreply 9103/02/2019

Man, if Trevor had come out a decade ago he could've been cast.

by Anonymousreply 9203/02/2019

[quote]...How are the two remotely comparable? Evans and Downey Jr were movie stars.

Evans had a string of teen comedies and Downey Jr.'s legendary insurance cost just to do the film was well written about thanks to all of his personal fuck ups with drugs and alcohol.

Of course everyone forgot that once Iron Man started bringing the big bucks in.

by Anonymousreply 9303/02/2019

I seriously wish we could go back in time and snatch Tab Hunter from the dreary, unforgiving 50s. He would have been perfect.

by Anonymousreply 9403/02/2019

Yes, of course I know those things r93. Your attempt to equate the career of Trevor Donovan with the career of Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jr pre-Marvel is just laughable, Donovan would murder someone to have those "string of teen comedies" (plus the FF movies), it isn't in the same universe.

by Anonymousreply 9503/02/2019

Who exactly is this gay character? Did I miss it?

by Anonymousreply 9603/02/2019

Sam "A Purse Falls Out When I Speak" Heughan, get your well-exposed arse out here!

by Anonymousreply 9703/02/2019

Jussie Smollett needs a role!

by Anonymousreply 9803/02/2019

Who? What? No. R95. Your attempt to think Marvel is above casting someone like Trevor Donavan because of his background is the problem.

They really do not give a damn if the person fits the character and is cheap. They cast Chris Pratt, previously known as dumb ass "Andy," from Parks & Rec as a lead in a major franchise.

This isn't "high art."

by Anonymousreply 9903/02/2019

You didn't miss it r96, there is no specific character attached to these rumors. Though from what I see the marvel fanboys think Hercules, as he has a lot some comic book history of being bisexual and based on the casting breakdown for a named remove male Greek God is a lead character in this movie.

by Anonymousreply 10003/02/2019

Darren Criss lost his chance with his " no more gay roles" comment last year.

by Anonymousreply 10103/02/2019

Henry Cavill, here is your chance to come out with panache.

by Anonymousreply 10203/02/2019

R82 = link posting fail

by Anonymousreply 10303/02/2019

Tomasz Kot is straight. He's married to a woman and has two kids with her.

by Anonymousreply 10403/02/2019

It is saying that he (and Cameron Britton) are attached to the film in different roles r104.

by Anonymousreply 10503/02/2019

Sam Heughan would be perfect for this, or the gay James Bond role.

by Anonymousreply 10603/02/2019

Sam's too busy on Outlander and trying to make people think he's not gay.

His schedule is packed.

by Anonymousreply 10703/02/2019

So is his hole.

by Anonymousreply 10803/02/2019

Do you think it’s possible an actor could be cast in the role and come out as a result? It certainly would give the movie a lot of press before it even is released.

by Anonymousreply 10903/02/2019

Would love to see that, though only if he's at least somewhat high profile.

by Anonymousreply 11003/02/2019

R109, And there would also be many members of the gay community (not just other openly gay actors) who have been out for years who would be annoyed.

I can already see the backlash from people annoyed that the actor "only" came out for a franchise paycheck.

It's also totally possible that they will find an out gay actor who can transform themselves into a physically fit hero. So maybe not someone who looks the part yet but could with some work.

by Anonymousreply 11103/02/2019

Poaching Superman to lead a marvel franchise and getting him to come out as part of the role would rule the internet. Are you listening Henry Cavill?

by Anonymousreply 11203/02/2019

No, that would lead to the possibility of gayness being accused as a divisive distraction instead of just seemlessly fitting in with the cast and story. The Michael Sam Error should never be repeated

by Anonymousreply 11303/02/2019

He's more of a Broadway actor but Matt Doyle could work for this

by Anonymousreply 11403/02/2019

[quote]Sam "A Purse Falls Out When I Speak" Heughan, get your well-exposed arse out here!

[quote]Sam Heughan would be perfect for this, or the gay James Bond role.

He was openly gay before Outlander, when he was a theatre actor in England. Does that count?

by Anonymousreply 11503/02/2019

No because he went back into the closet. He'd have to come out again for it to count R115

by Anonymousreply 11603/02/2019

What role?

Ikaris

Makkarri

Zuras

Gilgamesh

KRO?

by Anonymousreply 11703/02/2019

Jonathan Bailey

by Anonymousreply 11803/03/2019

Zac Efron

by Anonymousreply 11903/03/2019

Find some hot masculine dudes, even if unknowns

by Anonymousreply 12003/03/2019

Jonathan Bennett so he has something other than Mean Girls and Cupcake Wars to talk about.

by Anonymousreply 12103/03/2019

The thing about the Eternals is they are supposed to be powerful but also very attractive by human standards while their counterparts the Deviants are considered very ugly by human standards and most not anywhere near the level of power of that an Eternal has.

by Anonymousreply 12203/03/2019

Rami Malek: The Bug Eyed Gay

by Anonymousreply 12303/03/2019

That’s very un woke r122

by Anonymousreply 12403/03/2019

Once upon a time we’d have been clamoring for Cheyenne to win this role.

by Anonymousreply 12503/03/2019

Need a real masculine bro in this

by Anonymousreply 12603/03/2019

It's what Jack Kirby created R124 almost just like how Nightcrawler from the X-Men is also part of a race that is demonic looking and considered ugly by human standards while the X-Man Angel is part of their counterpart race who are supposed to be angelic looking and attractive by human standards.

by Anonymousreply 12703/03/2019

They can go with a little known actor. Hemsworth was an Aussie soap actor, did AU Dancing With the Stars, and then had a brief role in the Star Trek reboot. Then he's Thor.

by Anonymousreply 12803/03/2019

I would not be surprised if it was a nobody.

by Anonymousreply 12903/03/2019

R129 it’s good business sense. Super hero movies tend to sell themselves; built in audience. Many will want to see the movie regardless of who stars in it. That means they can pay an unknown nothing. They do it all the time. Someone like Wonder Woman got paid like $50,000 for the first movie. It’s not until the sequels that the multi movie deal contracts allow them to make millions.

by Anonymousreply 13003/03/2019

I legitimately do not care if it ends up being a nobody, as long as HE is openly gay. People don't realize how huge that would be.

by Anonymousreply 13103/03/2019

They could easily just pull anyone from Broadway

by Anonymousreply 13203/03/2019

How will this make money? We've already seen that China cut all of the gay parts out of Bohemian Rhapsody, and so a movie like this will not get the critical renminbi.....plus the same anti-SJW crowd who brought down Last Jedi will undermine it in North America.

by Anonymousreply 13303/03/2019

R133, I suspect that the character won’t necessarily be gay, rather, Marvel wants to take the major step of casting an openly gay actor in the lead male role. I have to imagine that even China won’t have a problem with that (Islamic countries might be different). And I’m as anti-SJW as one can be, my experience with that crowd is that they’re rather libertarian: if the actor doesn’t go on and on about how oppressed he is/was & focuses on the film and giving a good performance, they’ll support him and the movie.

by Anonymousreply 13403/03/2019

I think they want to do a Chris Evans and go with someone in his mid-20s, so they have a decade or so of movies out of hi, if the franchise becomes huge.

Who's in his early-to-mid 20s, is gay, and perhaps willing to put out?

by Anonymousreply 13503/04/2019

They said they're looking for someone 30 to 49 R135

by Anonymousreply 13603/04/2019

It better be an American gay actor, otherwise it's a copout.

They should either go with one of the usual suspects (Boomer, Jackson, Quinto) or a nobody.

There are so many gay boys in Los Angeles alone. They could fill a football stadium times 10.

by Anonymousreply 13703/05/2019

Why would it be a copout? No one cares that Chris Hemsworth is originally from Australia and he's one of the most beloved Marvel actors now. What a silly thing to say. As if us overseas gay Marvel fans don't matter.

by Anonymousreply 13803/05/2019

[quote]What a silly thing to say. As if us overseas gay Marvel fans don't matter.

It has to be someone living in the US so the American public can see him.

by Anonymousreply 13903/05/2019

Matthew Risch. I saw him on Broadway and he was on Looking. He'd fill out the suit perfectly.

by Anonymousreply 14003/05/2019

[Quote]It better be an American gay actor, otherwise it's a copout.

[Quote]It has to be someone living in the US so the American public can see him.

Nothing you are saying makes any sense dear.

by Anonymousreply 14103/05/2019

Russell Tovey is delish.

by Anonymousreply 14203/05/2019

Are they going for an all American boy look? If Trevor Donovan is the look they are gong for, it gives us a clear picture of the "look" they are going for.

Re foreign actors, If they must choose a foreign actor, at least choose someone who actually made the move to the USA and is grinding and hustling his little butt like everyone else in Los Angeles!

by Anonymousreply 14303/05/2019

Out has some ideas but completely misses the point

by Anonymousreply 14403/05/2019

Aren’t the Eternals inspired by the Greek Gods? So shouldn’t the actor look like a...Greek god?

by Anonymousreply 14503/05/2019

[bold]Top Marvel Executive: ‘The World Is Ready’ for a Gay Superhero in the MCU[/bold]

[quote]Marvel’s production chief Victoria Alonso says it’s time a gay superhero appears in the MCU franchise. “The world is ready, the world is ready,” Alonso told Variety at the Los Angeles premiere of “Captain Marvel.”

[quote]The subject of LGBTQ representation in the MCU has been a hot topic on Twitter this week after The Hashtag Show reported that Marvel was looking to make the lead superhero in the upcoming “Eternals” film gay and that the casting search has already begun.

[quote]Alonso stopped short of confirming the rumor, but said, “We are going to cast the best ‘Eternals’ cast that we can and when we’re ready to announce it we promise you we will.”

by Anonymousreply 14603/07/2019

[quote]She emphasized how committed Marvel is to diversity.

[quote]“Why wouldn’t we be? Why wouldn’t we be?” Alonso said. “I’m so passionate about this I’ve got to tell you. 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? 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. Our determination is to have that for all of the people out there watching our movies.”

by Anonymousreply 14703/07/2019

Although I cringe when I see people use "diversity" and "inclusive," she's right, at least partly, that the success of the MCU is due to the varied individuals on display in the films.

by Anonymousreply 14803/07/2019

Why do those words make you cringe? What words would you use when talking about movies that are too white and straight?

by Anonymousreply 14903/07/2019

Ben Whishaw

by Anonymousreply 15003/07/2019

Brian Jordan Alvarez wants the part

by Anonymousreply 15103/07/2019

Because I associate those words with rabid, clueless, ideologically driven SJWs. It's the same way I used cringe whenever Bush and his acolytes would use the word "resolve."

by Anonymousreply 15203/07/2019

r150 I'd love that but isn't he living his best life in Australia? Maybe a bucket of cash could change his mind. I wouldn't worry about his lack of muscles because there's not much that lab under the Disney castle can't do.

r152 Okay, but you're talking about your immediate emotional response; that's not an argument about why those words are inappropriate to use in that context. Again, you are free to offer alternatives with similar meanings. Though I doubt the whole world will start using those for the sole purpose of not triggering your emotional trauma.

by Anonymousreply 15303/07/2019

r151 NO. Not now, not ever. Keep that thirsty bitch away from this.

by Anonymousreply 15403/07/2019

Cody Fern

by Anonymousreply 15503/07/2019

Finn Wittrock

by Anonymousreply 15603/07/2019

[quote]Because I associate those words with rabid, clueless, ideologically driven SJWs. It's the same way I used cringe whenever Bush and his acolytes would use the word "resolve."

R148 / R152, the words "diversity" and "inclusive" existed prior to "SJWs" and if you don't like those words because they happen to use them, then that is 100% on you.

by Anonymousreply 15703/07/2019

r153, please point to where I said it was inappropriate to use those words.

r157, yep, it is 100% on me. Same as it's 100% on the people who cringe when others use "no problem" instead of "you're welcome."

And it's 100% on both of you for getting your panties in a bunch over me merely expressing my opinion.

by Anonymousreply 15803/07/2019

Kristen Stewart and Ben Whishaw

by Anonymousreply 15903/07/2019

R97, R106, R115 Sam Heughan can’t act his way out of soggy paper sack. You can see him thinking about hitting his marks, including that horrible head nodding thing he does, from a mile away. He’s the Anna Paquin of Outlander. Minus the award.

by Anonymousreply 16003/07/2019

Acting talent isn't a huge requirement to be in the MCU

by Anonymousreply 16103/07/2019

You got me there, R161, but I’m not sure he’s suited for any screen. Let alone a silver one.

by Anonymousreply 16203/07/2019

He can't be worse than Hemsworth at acting? Heughan is not out they want openly gay actor not closeted actor they already have hired many closeted actors for lead roles lol

by Anonymousreply 16303/07/2019

Cody Fern

by Anonymousreply 16403/07/2019

Daniel Newman, obviously:

by Anonymousreply 16503/07/2019

I mean, why NOT Daniel Newman?

by Anonymousreply 16603/07/2019

Clearly Daniel Newman should be in the running;

by Anonymousreply 16703/07/2019

Maybe Daniel Newman can get Tanner a bit part :-)

by Anonymousreply 16803/07/2019

Anything to avoid an openly gay actor R166/R167

by Anonymousreply 16903/07/2019

Huh, R169?? How is Daniel Newman not an openly gay actor? WTF are you saying?

by Anonymousreply 17003/07/2019

Daniel's bisexual

by Anonymousreply 17103/07/2019

HE'S GAY, DUMBASS. AND OPENLY SO.

Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 17203/07/2019

Really?

[quote]Daniel Newman, who first appeared on the hit AMC show last season, is opening up for the first time about being bisexual and how he hopes to inspire others who are struggling to be themselves.

[quote]“I don’t want to be hidden and have to dodge the question,” he tells PEOPLE of publicly revealing his sexuality. “I’m proud of who I am.”

[quote]“I grew up in a very conservative southern Georgia home, and it didn’t really matter what your sexuality was — it just wasn’t open conversation,” Newman says. “It was always, ‘Don’t talk about your private life,’ so I was so used to that. I didn’t really think about it really as hiding. I never thought of myself as being in a closet or hidden. It just was that I didn’t really feel like talking about my private life.”

[quote]“I’ve seen such a revolution in the last five years of the LGBT community — it’s been such a transformation. It’s gone from something that was a negative thing before to something that is so celebrated and a part of our culture now,” he continues. “Even though I felt before that I couldn’t talk about my private life, I was like, ‘You know what, this is something that everyone should be comfortable with, being 100 percent themselves and authentic.’ “

by Anonymousreply 17303/07/2019

The bi-hate on this forum is clearly irrational.

But more than that, this guy hangs with gay porn stars and is only connected with men, but somehow "isn't good enough" for the fucking puritopians.

Seriously what the fuck is wrong with you?

by Anonymousreply 17403/07/2019

Cool. I love bi dudes

by Anonymousreply 17503/07/2019

Cody Fern is gross and femme

Gross and femme guys do not sell tickets, especially outside North America and Europe

by Anonymousreply 17603/07/2019

R174 clearly a straight fat ugly girl

by Anonymousreply 17703/07/2019

R173 ‘bi’ who fucks nasty, trashy gay for pay pornstars, and ugly to boot. No thanks, sis.

by Anonymousreply 17803/07/2019

R178 hysterical bitter old queen alert

by Anonymousreply 17903/07/2019

R176 Gross and femme guys do not sell tickets

but people love them look at Chalamet and Sean Mendes

by Anonymousreply 18003/08/2019

Someone who apparently is Kevin Hart's body double (his words) wants to be the first gay hero

by Anonymousreply 18103/08/2019

Nice

by Anonymousreply 18203/08/2019

He's not what American people think as "Greek God", but he could pass for an actual Greek..Miguel Ángel Silvestre. Also has a hot bod and a decent actor.

by Anonymousreply 18303/08/2019

Hollywood needs to stop shoving heterosexuality in our faces in any context. I’m sick of it.

by Anonymousreply 18403/08/2019

Miguel Ángel Silvestre isn't gay though R183

by Anonymousreply 18503/08/2019

It needs to be Taylor Lautner. He can come out when they announce the casting. Plus they get extra points for his Café au lait-ness.

by Anonymousreply 18603/08/2019

Taylor's past his sell by date for hotness

by Anonymousreply 18703/08/2019

A personal trainer will whip him into shape in three months.

by Anonymousreply 18803/08/2019

That's a weird way to spell HGH r188.

by Anonymousreply 18903/08/2019

R189, :)

by Anonymousreply 19003/08/2019

[quote]Aren’t the Eternals inspired by the Greek Gods? So shouldn’t the actor look like a...Greek god?

Sam Heughan. And he can act.

A beautiful Gay God (in the closet):

by Anonymousreply 19103/08/2019

The character is a blonde buff hemsworth type. Everyone else is a stretch. I’m annoyed that they’re basically looking for a gay stereotype. None of these people fit. Not Brian, def not Matthew risch (he’s too old and not fit enough). I would say Constantine rousouli but he’s too old and not good enough of an actor. I really have no idea who it would be.

by Anonymousreply 19203/08/2019

Zachary Quinto

by Anonymousreply 19303/08/2019

Van Hansis is 37, blond and perhaps he could buff up.

by Anonymousreply 19403/08/2019

Tyler Hanes

by Anonymousreply 19503/08/2019

Me.

by Anonymousreply 19603/08/2019

Sorry Gandalf, even the best CGI can't make you look 30 - 49.

by Anonymousreply 19703/08/2019

Please hire me. I'll do almost anything you want.

by Anonymousreply 19803/08/2019

I hear that Danny Pintauro is in the running.

by Anonymousreply 19903/08/2019

R197 Why not?

by Anonymousreply 20003/08/2019

Jay Armstrong Johnson

by Anonymousreply 20103/08/2019

How old is Wentworth Miller?

by Anonymousreply 20203/08/2019

R202 He's 46. Getting up there

by Anonymousreply 20303/08/2019

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Feige!

by Anonymousreply 20403/08/2019

[quote]I think they want to do a Chris Evans and go with someone in his mid-20s, so they have a decade or so of movies out of hi, if the franchise becomes huge.

But Chris Evans was not in his twenties when he signed on to Marvel. Neither was Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Old Man Renner, or Rodan Downey Jr. The only one was was actually mid-20s was Chris Hemsworth who was 26 in Thor.

by Anonymousreply 20503/10/2019

Well since Arrow is ending.....

by Anonymousreply 20603/10/2019

Brock Yurich has the body and looks, and he's a decent enough actor by Marvel standards

by Anonymousreply 20703/10/2019

Brock is boss

by Anonymousreply 20803/10/2019

[bold]Angelina Jolie in Talks to Make Marvel Debut With 'The Eternals'[/bold]

[quote]While details about the movie are being kept under wraps, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans. It is unclear who Jolie will play. Marvel had no comment.

by Anonymousreply 20903/27/2019

Ray Santiago is openly gay and has amazing abs. Loved him in Ash vs Evil Dead. Hopefully he auditions for this.

by Anonymousreply 21003/27/2019

Please, I hope Angelina Jolie isn't their idea of an "openly gay actor." And I hope that she passes -- I realize the Marvel movies aren't great art, but Jolie would still stink it up.

by Anonymousreply 21103/27/2019

I don't love Jolie as a person, but she is talented and would do great in whatever Marvel wanted her to do.

by Anonymousreply 21203/27/2019

Why do people like Marvel movies? All it seems to be about mediocre movies that share a universe.

by Anonymousreply 21303/27/2019

[quote] How old is Wentworth Miller?

Too old. And too camp.

by Anonymousreply 21403/27/2019

R209 no to Angelina.

R214 he was ok as Chris Redfield in Resident Evil. Even though he looks nothing like him.

by Anonymousreply 21503/27/2019

Jolie can't act and she's a closeted lezzie.

by Anonymousreply 21603/28/2019

R211 Please, I hope Angelina Jolie isn't their idea of an "openly gay actor."

Exactly. did she ever date a woman OPENLY? and when? she's a closet coward who promoted herself with her lavender marriages.

by Anonymousreply 21703/28/2019

I posted the Jolie news here because there's no dedicated Eternals thread. Of course she isn't the openly gay actor that Marvel is eventually going to cast.

by Anonymousreply 21803/28/2019

She probably has a supporting role.

by Anonymousreply 21903/28/2019

r219 You mean like Annette Bening in Captain Marvel? I can't see that as that's usually reserved for older actors.

by Anonymousreply 22003/28/2019

Cinema is dead.

by Anonymousreply 22103/28/2019

[Quote] She probably has a supporting role.

That's not any better.

by Anonymousreply 22203/28/2019

Lack of lead roles for trans people in Marvel films is literally killing thousands of transfolk a day.

by Anonymousreply 22303/28/2019

R223 Jolie looks trans is that enough or still a transface?

by Anonymousreply 22403/28/2019

We need an FTM to play The Hulk.

by Anonymousreply 22503/28/2019

MTFs look more masculine than FTMs

by Anonymousreply 22603/28/2019

Brian Jordan Alvarez has already auditioned and says he liked his audition.

by Anonymousreply 22704/04/2019

R178 Tanner is [italic]not[/italic] nasty and trashy. He's divine!

by Anonymousreply 22804/04/2019

Sam Heughan would be perfect.

He only needs to come out again.

by Anonymousreply 22904/04/2019

r227 Nooo! I can't stand him.

Is there anything interesting in that article? NewNowNext is blocked for us euros and Google doesn't allow showing us the cached version either.

by Anonymousreply 23004/07/2019

Richard Madden!

by Anonymousreply 23104/07/2019

R230 The text of the article:

Avengers: Endgame is already setting box office records weeks before it even hits theaters—but fans are already looking to the next phase of Marvel movies, specifically when we can expect to see an openly queer Marvel superhero on the big screen.

At a recent press event in India, Endgame co-director Joe Russo told reporters that a LGTBQ superhero is “100%” coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he added that audiences will see one “very soon.”

This adds fuel to the fire of rumors that Marvel is looking to cast an openly gay actor to play an out superhero in The Eternals, Marvel’s upcoming feature, set to be released next year.

As NewNowNext previously reported, the studio is searching for an actor, between the ages 30-49, who “physically looks like a superhero” for a lead in the upcoming feature-length movie. Marvel is said to be open to actors of all ethnicity, but would prefer the role to go to an openly gay actor. The Eternals is scheduled to begin filming in the U.K. in September, and run through January of next year.

Marvel’s production chief Victoria Alonso, at the premiere of Captain Marvel in Los Angeles, told Variety it’s time for a gay superhero, and that the world is ready.

“We are going to cast the best Eternals cast that we can, and when we’re ready to announce it, we promise you we will,” said Alonso.

We know one out actor who auditioned for a role in The Eternals: Brian Jordan Alvarez, who revealed to Queerty that he was “very happy” with his recent audition for the Marvel movie. Could he be the first actor to make the jump from Will & Grace to Marvel Comics?

by Anonymousreply 23204/07/2019

It is just Brian Jordan Alvarez desperately trying to drum up hype for himself.

by Anonymousreply 23304/07/2019

r232 Thanks! For some reason, I always assumed actors weren't allowed to discuss auditioning for these big Disney movies until the casting process is completed.

by Anonymousreply 23404/07/2019

Richard even has his own costume.

by Anonymousreply 23504/07/2019

I'm wondering about the legality of this.

During the casting process in the US, can you actually refuse to hire an auditioning actor if he's straight or "only" bisexual? Do employment regulations allow bosses to discriminate based on an applicant's inner sexual orientation?

by Anonymousreply 23604/07/2019

Casting calls specify age, gender, and ethnicity all the time r236.

How is this different?

by Anonymousreply 23704/07/2019

Because sexual orientation is an INNER characteristic, not an OUTER one, R237.

"Age, sex, height, weight, and ethnicity" are about EXTERNAL LOOKS ("VISUAL TYPE").

Are you saying that gays [italic]look[/italic] inherently different from straights, R237? If you juxtapose Heath Ledger and Luke Evans - how does their sexual orientation affect their LOOK TYPE?

by Anonymousreply 23804/07/2019

Kristen Stewart or Anna Paquin both openly bisexual

by Anonymousreply 23904/07/2019

Man, you like the caps lock button r238.

Ethnicity is not always a look type. We used to do it that way "Sicilians can play Hispanics it's all the same", now a lot of productions care about getting it accurate.

And yes, this isn't something that can be verified based on looks, they just have to assume the people that are coming in for the auditions are being honest.

by Anonymousreply 24004/07/2019

Will Angelina use that camptastic accent she adopted to play the mother of Alexander the Great when she plays an Eternal?

by Anonymousreply 24104/07/2019

They sometimes cast for knowledge of certain languages or an ability to mimic an accent, or a singing ability. Those are also aspects not immediately visible to the outsider, just like sexual orientation.

The truth is that LGBT people are a minority and so the studio here will cast in good faith, in order to increase representation and inclusion of that group. I don't see why we should bother with legal technicalities in this case. Of course they can cast straight people in those parts, but it's nice to see a gay actor proudly talking about playing a gay role in this huge superhero movie during press junkets and TV appearances. That's the more important issue, not the character in the movie itself. At least for the time being, while (global) attitudes towards homosexuality are very much lacking still.

by Anonymousreply 24204/07/2019

R240, I use the caps button when answering silly questions that should be obvious to anyone.

As for ethnicity, as I said - it's about [bold]external looks[/bold]. E.g. a Scottish person (which is an ethnicity, e.g. Gerard Butler) can easily be cast as a Greek soldier (which is a completely separate ethnicity).

There are still Chinese actors being cast in Japanese roles and vice versa. It's all about "general look type".

The only reason casting directors are now trying to get ethnicity a bit more correct is because we live in a global world now - so e.g. many Asian audiences watch Hollywood movies (they are the most important foreign $$$ market). And they can often tell that e.g. a Chinese role is played by e.g. a Korean person - and it's often laughable to them and even visually grating. Those who don't live in Asia can't pick up on this - but many Asians can't help but see that there's an obvious [bold]visual[/bold] mismatch in the character's look.

by Anonymousreply 24304/07/2019

[quote] They sometimes cast for knowledge of certain languages or an ability to mimic an accent, or a singing ability. Those are also aspects not immediately visible to the outsider, just like sexual orientation.

R242, you're talking about [bold]skills[/bold]. Like an actor's horseback riding skills. Inner sexual orientation does not automatically give you any skills.

[quote] I don't see why we should bother with legal technicalities in this case.

Because it's a double-edged sword. Legally, everything goes both ways. If you start explicitly stating casting preferences based on inner sexual orientation - then others can also use this to [bold]explicitly[/bold] state that they want e.g. preferrably non-gay actors in non-gay roles, or "openly pansexual" actors in pansexual roles, etc.

by Anonymousreply 24404/07/2019

R168 Then they'd have to rename it The Internals.

by Anonymousreply 24504/07/2019

MARVEL?

I'd rather have CARVEL!

by Anonymousreply 24604/07/2019

too bad Edgar Ramirez isn't out...

by Anonymousreply 24704/07/2019
by Anonymousreply 24804/08/2019

Cast someone who is really bisexual or gay not someone who says he/she is but only (fake) dates from the opposite sex.

by Anonymousreply 24904/08/2019

They should cast Chris Evans brother, Scott, so we'll have two Marvel Bros.

Loving Matt Bomer as Negative Man

by Anonymousreply 25004/08/2019

We don't want Mangelina she's not bisexual she's a lezzie who pretends to be one by her fake marriages and fake dating life to closeted gay men.

by Anonymousreply 25104/08/2019

Ben Whishaw for the Villain role

by Anonymousreply 25204/08/2019

Matt. Bomer. He can do this with Negative Man too

by Anonymousreply 25304/08/2019

r253 can an actor play both DC and Marvel? Has this happened before?

by Anonymousreply 25404/09/2019

@ r192 Luke Macfarlane! he's out of the closet, 6'2, under 40, fit as fuck and does well with fight scenes!

by Anonymousreply 25504/09/2019

I know Luke went back to LA in Feb...so maybe he was there for auditions? Fingers crossed. Here's a vid of him working out those sexy muscles

by Anonymousreply 25604/09/2019

Richard Madden is perfect for the role.

by Anonymousreply 25704/09/2019

I’d be fine with Luke McFarlane. His big break is long overdue

by Anonymousreply 25804/09/2019

Most out gay actors are better actors than Marvel actors (lead roles not supporting).

by Anonymousreply 25904/09/2019

[quote]can an actor play both DC and Marvel? Has this happened before?

Laurence Fishburne (Man of Steel and Ant-Man and the Wasp)

Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Shazam!)

Ben Affleck (Daredevil and Justice League, Batman v. Superman)

Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex and Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame)

Angela Basset (Black Panther and Green Lantern)

by Anonymousreply 26004/09/2019

Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern and Deadpool

by Anonymousreply 26104/09/2019

Chris Evans(The Losers, F4, Captain America, Avengers)

Zoe Saldana(The Losers and Guardians of the Galaxy)

Halle Berry(X-Men and Catwoman)

by Anonymousreply 26204/10/2019

Julian Morris seems to be auditioning with this photograph

(he'd have to come out though!)

by Anonymousreply 26304/11/2019

I'd see this if Julian were the star.

by Anonymousreply 26404/11/2019

Luke Macfarlane should get the part.

by Anonymousreply 26504/11/2019

Charlie Bennett from Netflix's Russian Doll

by Anonymousreply 26604/11/2019

Charlie Barnett is gay, r266? Is that why he got fired on Chicago Fire?

by Anonymousreply 26704/11/2019

Charlie Barnett would be a good choice but needs to gay up his Insta if he really wants the role. Because no one knows for sure how he swings right now.

by Anonymousreply 26804/11/2019

Look at that chiseled face! Luke Macfarlane has the action hero look down already. But would he be seen as too tv for marvel? i feel like they have to be less picky because they want an out actor, or would they just go for an unknown? Can you even ask for an out gay man on a casting sheet? Do the actors have to prove it? bhaha

by Anonymousreply 26904/12/2019

Luke McFarlane: boring, snoring.

by Anonymousreply 27004/12/2019

Macfarlane might be too tainted by the Hallmark brand at this point.

by Anonymousreply 27104/12/2019

Alfonso Bassave has the swarthy look needed for an authentic Hercules.

by Anonymousreply 27204/12/2019

They said an actor, R199, not an embarrassing cipher who did untold damage to the gay community, and that was just during his child actor years.

by Anonymousreply 27304/12/2019

I think it would be nice if Hercules - the epitome of masculinity - wasn't white for a change as that would [italic]really[/italic] trigger the neo-Nazis. Make him a Latino instead. Or adjacent/ambiguous, whatever.

They could also go the unexpected route and cast Nyle DiMarco. That would do wonders for the deaf community.

by Anonymousreply 27404/12/2019

Nyle DiMarco is fluid, he isn't gay.

by Anonymousreply 27504/12/2019

r275 Really? I had no idea. He's out of the running, then. No. Fluids. EVER!

by Anonymousreply 27604/12/2019

[Quote] I think it would be nice if Hercules - the epitome of masculinity - wasn't white for a change as that would really trigger the neo-Nazis. Make him a Latino instead.

by Anonymousreply 27704/12/2019

Well, we don't even know for certain that the role is Hercules. It could be another character.

by Anonymousreply 27804/12/2019

I think the only thing in that extensive rumour posted in the other thread that is 100% correct at this moment (aside from Jolie getting cast) is the mention of Hercules being the gay character. I doubt they'll change that.

by Anonymousreply 27904/12/2019

The gay character in Eternals rumor, came from a leaked casting sheet. (later confirmed kinda by Marvel). The bit about Hercules being the gay character for the new film, is an assumption from the comics sites about a brief storyline in an alternative series in the comics when Hercules & Logan (Wolverine) get together. A Marvel Comics guy even later said something about how the normal versions of the characters aren't gay/bi. Marvel Comics is separate from Marvel Films who do their own thing, and change lore things sometimes.

The first leak makes no mention of Hercules, thats from other people trying to join the dots. We don't even know if Hercules or which other characters in the Eternals yet. Maybe they will cheat and make an alien the gay character.

by Anonymousreply 28004/12/2019

In Hercules: Fall of Avenger, Hercules is portrayed as bisexual and there is a reference to him having slept with Northstar r280.

You are correct a later writer decided their Hercules wasn't going to be bi, but he has canonically been bi in the comics

by Anonymousreply 28104/12/2019

I just want this casting announcement out already so we can start obsessing over the actor and the character. It'll be fun.

by Anonymousreply 28204/12/2019

Hercules with Logan

by Anonymousreply 28304/12/2019

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso: ""Hercules and James Howlett's relationship in 'X-Treme X-Men' took place in a unique alternate universe, similar to how Colossus was gay in the Ultimate Universe, but is straight in the 616. Same goes for Hercules here.""

by Anonymousreply 28404/12/2019

And that is exactly what he took so much crap for that comment, he wanted to ignore that 616 Herc had been bi too r284.

by Anonymousreply 28504/12/2019

Robert Sheehan

by Anonymousreply 28604/12/2019

The supposed casting leak was: actor, 30-49, who “physically looks like a superhero” for one of the film’s leads. While the studio is open to actors of all ethnicity, they would prefer the role to go to an openly gay actor.

So skinny guys like Robert Sheehan, Ben Whishaw, or very short Julian Morris are not an option.

by Anonymousreply 28704/12/2019

Speaking of Wolverine, doesn't he have a son that's bisexual?

by Anonymousreply 28804/12/2019

Yep, Daken R288

by Anonymousreply 28904/12/2019

Thanks R289. I wonder if we'll ever get to see him on the big screen or on tv? A few years ago an actor at a convention said he wanted to play him. But I don't think he knew about Daken being bi lol

by Anonymousreply 29004/12/2019

[quote]very short Julian Morris are not an option.

R287, Julian isn't 'very short' -- he's average height, a good 5'10.

He has had a small frame up until now, but as his new photo posted yesterday shows, he works out and can get ripped when he needs to:

by Anonymousreply 29104/12/2019

R291 Woah! I've never seen him in such great shape before.

by Anonymousreply 292Last Saturday at 1:08 AM

He's very, very beautiful, Jules is.

by Anonymousreply 293Last Saturday at 1:09 AM

Richard Madden wins this hands down.

by Anonymousreply 294Last Saturday at 1:10 AM

r291 Does not look physically imposing enough to play a superhero. Maybe one who gives paper cuts.

by Anonymousreply 295Last Saturday at 1:46 AM

Morris looks fine but has zero personality, which isn't ideal for press tours. Richard Madden is not openly gay, nor will he ever come out as such because he has his former girlfriends' reputations and careers to think of.

I firmly believe this should go to Jonathan Bailey. Although I'd still prefer it if they went with a Latino. But how many openly gay Latinos are there? Apart from Ray Santiago, whom I suggested upthread? Wilson Cruz might be too old and is on Star Trek now.

by Anonymousreply 296Last Saturday at 2:19 AM

While I can't conceive of Julian Morris' having "zero personality," I don't mind the idea of Jonny Bailey.

by Anonymousreply 297Last Saturday at 2:28 AM

Zero personality and a passive vibe on top of that, which is about the worst possible combination for the first openly gay lead in a superhero movie. Must never be allowed to happen.

by Anonymousreply 298Last Saturday at 2:39 AM

Oh, fuck off. He has a delightful, charming personality AFAICT. But I don't know him intimately, the way you do, r298.

by Anonymousreply 299Last Saturday at 2:43 AM

Yeah, R299, the critique of Julian by R298 seems a little over the top. Plus that poster picked a young photo from Julian's twink days, instead of the new muscular photo above.

by Anonymousreply 300Last Saturday at 2:50 AM

Gay isn’t enough. Gay and of color isn’t enough anymore either. You also have to be Jewish, too.

by Anonymousreply 301Last Saturday at 2:59 AM

Well, Julian is Jewish, R301.

by Anonymousreply 302Last Saturday at 3:04 AM

i think someone non-american like r296 suggests might be more likely. There's some out gay actors that go under the radar. I was going to suggest one from Aus, but he's already in the upcoming spiderman. But there must be more actors like that

by Anonymousreply 303Last Saturday at 4:15 AM

Julian is not American, r303. He grew up in London, where his parents still live.

by Anonymousreply 304Last Saturday at 4:37 AM

[quote] Although I'd still prefer it if they went with a Latino. But how many openly gay Latinos are there? Apart from Ray Santiago, whom I suggested upthread? Wilson Cruz might be too old and is on Star Trek now.

How about me?

by Anonymousreply 305Last Saturday at 4:47 AM

Luke Cook (recently played Lucifer on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is built, hot, and incredibly charming and funny on his Instagram. Just not sure if he’s gay yet.

by Anonymousreply 306Last Saturday at 4:56 AM

r306 I've scoured his Insta yesterday but decided against mentioning him here because he has a photo mentioning his ex girlfriend. Might have been way back when he was still very young, though, who knows. His current photos could go either way.

But yes, his abs are crazy.

by Anonymousreply 307Last Saturday at 5:10 AM

r305 I know the age range is officially 30-49 and Diaz is 44, but I think they'll go with someone younger.

by Anonymousreply 308Last Saturday at 5:12 AM

I think Wilson Cruz & Luke Evans are too old, though Luke has the disney connection with Beauty & Beast. After all this speculation, I can just see them casting someone I don't want, like Ricky Martin. I havent watched his show to gauge his acting performance, so I don't know if he is capable or not. But he is high profile, charismatic, PoC ... i just dont want someone like him to overshadow the whole thing. Like Gaga does.

by Anonymousreply 309Last Saturday at 5:34 AM

Stunt casting Ricky Martin would be gross and dismissive in this case. Marvel will want to hire a proper actor, I'm sure.

by Anonymousreply 310Last Saturday at 5:41 AM

The man at r296 has a spectacularly beautiful thumb!

by Anonymousreply 311Last Saturday at 5:49 AM

Does Ben Barnes want his own superhero franchise desperately enough to come out?

by Anonymousreply 312Last Saturday at 5:52 AM

r311 Wait till you see his calves! He is a beautiful, beautiful man.

by Anonymousreply 313Last Saturday at 5:53 AM

Yes, r313, he's quite lovely. Is he out? He's definitely pretty enough to be a superhero.

by Anonymousreply 314Last Saturday at 5:58 AM

[quote]Is he out?

He is!

by Anonymousreply 315Last Saturday at 6:03 AM

Luke Evans would be disappointing casting.

by Anonymousreply 316Last Saturday at 9:09 AM

I admit I feel bad for thinking the same, r316.

by Anonymousreply 317Last Saturday at 9:23 AM

Margot Robbie's gay brother Cameron

by Anonymousreply 318Last Saturday at 9:34 AM

He's certainly thirsty, but can he act? I'd prefer the guy standing next to him for this role. What a snack.

by Anonymousreply 319Last Saturday at 9:38 AM

R319 Seems to be more of a model and presenter but you don't exactly need a lot of experience for Marvel

by Anonymousreply 320Last Saturday at 9:45 AM

[Quote] Luke Cook (recently played Lucifer on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is built, hot, and incredibly charming and funny on his Instagram. Just not sure if he’s gay yet.

Ahh fuck i wasn't expecting spoilers.

by Anonymousreply 321Last Saturday at 10:03 AM

Not really a spoiler as he shows up only in the last episode. It's not like he was playing another character undercover all season.

by Anonymousreply 322Last Saturday at 10:10 AM

Why isn't Cameron Robbie in movies or TV, too much of a drunk?

by Anonymousreply 323Last Saturday at 10:15 AM

Probably just not as ambitious as his sister.

by Anonymousreply 324Last Saturday at 10:17 AM

Well he never sucked MY cock.

by Anonymousreply 325Last Saturday at 11:45 AM

Watch it be Jonathan Bennett. You may say he's too old....

by Anonymousreply 326Last Saturday at 12:12 PM

[quote]Does Ben Barnes want his own superhero franchise desperately enough to come out?

Ben pings to me, but it's hard to know for sure what his orientation is because he's so secretive and never allows anyone to photograph him in a personal/romantic situation.

We've talked about it on the Ben threads, but even though he is going to be 38 in a few months, we still know nothing about his romantic life.

by Anonymousreply 327Last Saturday at 12:12 PM

R295 Does not look physically imposing enough to play a superhero.

like Paul Rudd then

by Anonymousreply 328Last Saturday at 1:45 PM

R325 Who?

by Anonymousreply 329Last Saturday at 1:45 PM

R328, that's a photo from 10 years ago in Julian's twink days.

Check out the photo at R291 for how he looks now.

by Anonymousreply 330Last Saturday at 3:14 PM

r328 the casting leak was that they were after someone who looks physically like a superhero. Not an everyman type like Paul Rudd

by Anonymousreply 331Last Saturday at 7:49 PM

Plus, Paul Rudd is 50 now, and is a straight guy married to a woman.

So he isn't a good example.

by Anonymousreply 332Last Saturday at 9:02 PM

[quote]Nyle DiMarco is fluid, he isn't gay.

Dude's fuckin' deaf. May as well put him in a wheelchair.

by Anonymousreply 333Last Saturday at 9:10 PM

[Quote] the casting leak was that they were after someone who looks physically like a superhero.

Which is usually the case lol

by Anonymousreply 334Last Sunday at 1:55 AM

Paul Rudd played a superhero in a Marvel film and doesn't look like a superhero.

by Anonymousreply 335Last Sunday at 4:05 AM

Dino Fetscher I think would be a good choice.

by Anonymousreply 336Last Sunday at 4:05 AM

Dino totally has the Marvel superhero look.

by Anonymousreply 337Last Sunday at 4:06 AM

Luke Evans or Russell Tovey please!

by Anonymousreply 338Last Sunday at 4:09 AM

Jonathan Bailey would also be great for the part.

by Anonymousreply 339Last Sunday at 4:10 AM

Like I said, Madden is the only viable option. He has the body and face for it.

by Anonymousreply 340Last Sunday at 4:27 AM

Are Madden and Bailey really any more mooselike than Morris?

by Anonymousreply 341Last Sunday at 4:40 AM

R341 Madden looks a bit fat and bloated these days (not uncommon for actors to gain weight between roles), but he looked amazing during Bodyguard. Watch that and you'll see he'd be a nice fit for the gay superhero role.

by Anonymousreply 342Last Sunday at 4:53 AM

I think any of the three of them would make a splendiferous gay superhero, r342. Jonny's the only one who qualifies as "out and proud" at the moment, though.

by Anonymousreply 343Last Sunday at 4:57 AM

Madden is ugly and he's not out.

by Anonymousreply 344Last Sunday at 5:04 AM

Dino has pic n vid out there of himself getting railed. Marvel is not going to touch him.

by Anonymousreply 345Last Sunday at 5:04 AM

R344 Ugly?

by Anonymousreply 346Last Sunday at 5:05 AM

I would vote for anyone over Madden now, because of the Sure Jan cunt.

by Anonymousreply 347Last Sunday at 5:08 AM

They're not going to cast a bisexual after teasing us for so long with the "openly gay" bit. So Madden is automatically out of the running.

Paul Rudd's character uses technology/magic to fight, same as Doctor Strange and Iron Man. Characters like that don't need to be muscular at all.

by Anonymousreply 348Last Sunday at 6:44 AM

[quote] Dino has pic n vid out there of himself getting railed.

I want to see!

by Anonymousreply 349Last Sunday at 7:44 AM
by Anonymousreply 350Last Sunday at 7:45 AM

Brit actor, Phil Dunster (Man In An Orange Suit) posts a lot of pictures on Instagram of himself with another actor, Ryan McKen, and in one of them they are pushing a baby carriage with the caption “It’s 2017...get used to it.” It might have been meant as a joke, though.

by Anonymousreply 351Last Sunday at 8:00 AM

r351 That was definitely just a joke. His Insta is that usual "keeping your options option for future gigs" I see all the time with aspiring actors, where you can't make a call either way as the photos and the captions are so carefully curated.

He looks nice, though.

by Anonymousreply 352Last Sunday at 8:11 AM

*options open

by Anonymousreply 353Last Sunday at 8:13 AM

r350 where is the vid?

by Anonymousreply 354Last Sunday at 8:14 AM

If there isn't going to be a sex scene or a heavy make-out scene -- which there usually aren't in Marvel comic-book movies -- why does it matter?

by Anonymousreply 355Last Sunday at 8:24 AM

Sean Maher in 2017...still looking good.

by Anonymousreply 356Last Sunday at 8:32 AM

r355 Why does it matter that Pete Buttigieg calls himself gay if he isn't having sex with his husband in front of the cameras on the campaign trail? I can't speak for you, but I experience the world differently - and the world treats me differently - as a gay guy and that perspective certainly doesn't (solely) stem from the mere act of me inserting my cock up another guy's pipe.

by Anonymousreply 357Last Sunday at 8:51 AM

Madden is neither gay or bi 'til he states it. Having said that I doubt he is bi, no bi guy is going to risk a career to come out. The gfs in all probability were beards, which is common practice for closeted gay men in film and TV.

by Anonymousreply 358Last Sunday at 9:21 AM

Dan Amboyer.

by Anonymousreply 359Last Sunday at 9:28 AM

R356 what a cutie. I bet it would piss Baldwin off.

by Anonymousreply 360Last Sunday at 9:43 AM

yeh i think someone like r359 's Dan Amboyer.. He has the right physical look. Luke Macfarlane is still my top pick though.

Guys who arent out yet, like Madden, arent eligible. With all the politically correct fuss surrounding minority roles lately, they wont risk casting a straight person in the role. Of course, they will look into potential actors to see if they have any potential problems in their past. They want a safe investment for potential sequels

by Anonymousreply 361Last Monday at 1:58 AM

r360 Which Baldwin and why?

by Anonymousreply 362Last Monday at 2:00 AM

R362 I would assume Adam Baldwin

by Anonymousreply 363Last Monday at 5:50 AM

R362 Adam Baldin, he would bully Sean on the set of Firefly. And he's always tweeting some right wing bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 364Last Monday at 8:12 AM

I don't believe this rumor. Marvel want to sell their shit to China and other homophobic countries. Maybe I'm wrong but I'll believe it when I see it.

by Anonymousreply 365Last Monday at 8:17 AM

Mike Doyle

by Anonymousreply 366Last Monday at 4:26 PM

Kyle David Pierce. Though he already had a small role in the MCU

by Anonymousreply 367Last Monday at 4:32 PM

Luke Macfarlane is a beautiful man with a great body, but he is a mediocre actor at best, has a forgettable screen presence, and to top it off, his Canadian accent is totally out of control. I just don't think they'd go with him as first choice.

Tovey is nowhere near as cute as Luke, admittedly, but he's in great shape, a comic book fan, a solid actor with good comic timing, and did really well playing Wentworth Miller's superhero boyfriend on the Arrow shows. It wasn't a bad MCU audition, as these things go.

by Anonymousreply 368Last Monday at 4:36 PM

What is MCU?

by Anonymousreply 369Last Monday at 4:39 PM

R369 Marvel Cinematic Universe - the world of the Avengers films, Agents of SHIELD, Jessica Jones/Daredevil/The Punisher/Luke Cage, etc.

by Anonymousreply 370Last Monday at 4:40 PM

Marvel Cinematic Universe

by Anonymousreply 371Last Monday at 4:41 PM

Oh, thank you R370 R371.

by Anonymousreply 372Last Monday at 4:41 PM

Luke Macfarlane's Canadian accent can be sanded off in that lab under the Disney castle. Like I've said before, there's not much they can't do over there. As for his acting chops, well... that's another matter. He's not my top pick but I'm sure he'd work harder on this than he does on those Hallmark movies, not that those require any kind of range or special skills. That goes for anyone who gets picked in the end.

I'd be fine with Russell Tovey getting this.

by Anonymousreply 373Last Monday at 4:52 PM

Yes, let’s hire someone where we would have to spend hundreds of thousands fixing his voice in the lab post shoot.

by Anonymousreply 374Last Monday at 4:54 PM

I meant a vocal coach, not digitally fixing his voice in post, Jesus. You'd think that much would be obvious to anyone, but I guess not.

by Anonymousreply 375Last Monday at 5:00 PM

Luke trained for years in prestigious NYC acting and theater schools since he was a teenager and he's still ooting and abooting all over Killjoys. He's cute and somewhat talented, but he's absolutely not going to lead a Marvel franchise. It's just not going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 376Last Monday at 5:30 PM

This could be played by a trans POC. They could re-write the part. I'm so sick of this shit.

by Anonymousreply 377Last Monday at 5:35 PM

[quote]I meant a vocal coach, not digitally fixing his voice in post, Jesus. You'd think that much would be obvious to anyone, but I guess not.

r375 Yet what you said in r373 was

[quote]Luke Macfarlane's Canadian accent can be sanded off in that lab under the Disney castle.

by Anonymousreply 378Last Monday at 10:05 PM

Thank you, R378. How else are we to interpret lab?

by Anonymousreply 379Last Monday at 10:41 PM

r356 Marvel's pretty much confirmed this already r376 The list of out gay actors though is very small, so they will have to be less picky

by Anonymousreply 380Last Monday at 11:43 PM

I thought Marvel didn’t say they’re casting JUST out gays, but that they’d “prefer” one?

Under that ‘wording’, they leave the door wide open for themselves to cast virtually anyone. A “preference” is an advantage, but not a strict requirement or obligation. They could cast an out bisexual, ‘pansexual / fluid’, or even go for a straight if the actor is good enough.

I imagine they might audition some lesser known actors too, like they did with Tom Holland. But how would that work: would the actors put “out gay” on one’s CV?

by Anonymousreply 381Last Tuesday at 12:42 AM

they would get roasted by the SWJ's if they didnt cast a gay actor to play "the first gay character" in MCU. Like if they didnt get a female director for the first female-lead film, captain marvel. They have to worry about things like that these days. But I think it will be very subtly referred to in the film rather than overtly gay/etc.

by Anonymousreply 382Last Tuesday at 12:58 AM

R381 there's always a loophole.

by Anonymousreply 383Last Tuesday at 1:02 AM

R382, I think modern SJWs will see it more as an overall “queer” role. I doubt they would preclude “bisexual / fluid / pansexual” or “queer” actors from auditioning.

by Anonymousreply 384Last Tuesday at 1:09 AM

Could be Luke Macfarlane’s big break. He is dreamy and I miss him. He seems sweet. Wentworth Miller has been under the radar for too long and his Instagram makes me frustrated because he never posts photos of himself.

Of course, for the big screen, it seems like they always go for Neil Patrick Harris.

Maybe Chaning Tatum will finally come out to get this role, though. He has big screen experience.

by Anonymousreply 385Last Tuesday at 2:26 AM

Yeah, most will be okay with a bi or fluid actor, even a “mostly straight” dude, especially if a person of color.

by Anonymousreply 386Last Tuesday at 2:27 AM

[quote]he's still ooting and abooting all over

LOL

by Anonymousreply 387Last Tuesday at 2:37 AM

I’m available!!!

Where are the auditions?!

by Anonymousreply 388Last Tuesday at 2:38 AM

Are we in one of those periods when only paying members can post?

by Anonymousreply 389Last Tuesday at 3:08 AM

[Quote] Wentworth Miller has been under the radar for too long

I think his last big movie was Resident Evil. Unless you count Stoker which he wrote.

[Quote] Maybe Chaning Tatum will finally come out to get this role, though. He has big screen experience.

We're never getting that Gambit movie.

by Anonymousreply 390Last Tuesday at 3:14 AM

r378 Oh, brother. I was being facetious, as in: they have all sorts of equipment and experts in that lab.

by Anonymousreply 391Last Tuesday at 3:29 AM

I think Russel Tovey is a great actor and a very likable guy, but to cast someone like him or Luke Evans is downplaying the role as a secondary non leading man role. I think an actor as handsome if not more so than the lead male actor would be the way to go and to be more progressive.

by Anonymousreply 392Last Tuesday at 4:02 AM

[quote] I think an actor as handsome if not more so than the lead male actor would be the way to go

Macfarlane it is then. They need to hurry because he’s nearing 40.

Though IRL I would choose Tovey over him. Sexy BJ-handle ears. Very convenient.

by Anonymousreply 393Last Tuesday at 4:09 AM

[quote]Macfarlane it is then.

No. Never. I would not pay ten cents to see him in anything.

by Anonymousreply 394Last Tuesday at 4:11 AM

I love Luke Macfarlane. Seeing him in bad Hallmark romances brings out the swoony teen in me...except for the awkwardness of him pretending to be straight.

by Anonymousreply 395Last Tuesday at 4:14 AM

Just yum

by Anonymousreply 396Last Tuesday at 5:15 AM

Luke's booty :D

by Anonymousreply 397Last Tuesday at 5:16 AM

Wentworth Miller looks amazing for his age, but he is pushing 50 (turns 47 in a few weeks) and has been having unspecified health issues. He pretty much said as much that that's why he was retiring from social media except for his Instagram and that was a year ago. Since then whenever anyone's seen him in public -- only in Connecticut, and he's been seen in a few hospital waiting rooms in the area -- he's refused to take photos or talk much to anyone. He hasn't acted in nearly 2 years, by choice. A shame. I hope he's okay.

by Anonymousreply 398Last Tuesday at 7:23 AM

It'll be Billy Eichner - just wait and see.

by Anonymousreply 399Last Tuesday at 8:45 AM

It’ll be whoever puts out the most!

by Anonymousreply 400Last Tuesday at 8:47 AM

I wonder which lucky rich eldergay executive will head the ‘casting committee’?

Strings will be pulled, favors will be called.

by Anonymousreply 401Last Tuesday at 8:50 AM

R399 He's super ugly.

by Anonymousreply 402Last Tuesday at 11:04 PM

I do think most people don't know who is Luke Macfarlane.

by Anonymousreply 403Last Tuesday at 11:05 PM

No one said that the openly gay actor had to be someone everyone knew R403

by Anonymousreply 404Last Wednesday at 5:38 AM

r403, which is why they're probably trying to get a well-known star such as Angelina Jolie, even in a supporting role, for box-office insurance. (Though it can be argued that these comic book movies could star nobodies and still be successful, as demonstrated by Shazam!)

by Anonymousreply 405Last Wednesday at 6:47 AM

Angelia Jolie will be the queer actor they get for this.

by Anonymousreply 406Last Wednesday at 7:33 AM

R398 that's a shame. I hope it's nothing serious.

by Anonymousreply 407Last Wednesday at 7:53 AM

What about Steve Grand?

by Anonymousreply 408Last Wednesday at 7:57 AM

I'm a fan of Luke Macfarlane and I don't think he would be a good fit for the role. Mainly he's too old. He's pushing 40.

by Anonymousreply 409Last Wednesday at 8:01 AM

Jolie who married gay men 3 times doesn't deserve to be the queer actor they want to cast.

by Anonymousreply 410Last Wednesday at 1:58 PM

Gaysian, fuck yes!

by Anonymousreply 411Last Wednesday at 2:11 PM

This future millionaire sure looks good shirtless.

by Anonymousreply 412Last Wednesday at 2:14 PM

I can already see this movie will be a flop

by Anonymousreply 413Last Wednesday at 2:16 PM

See, wholesome Insta game pays off in the long run, bigly. Thirsty Instahoes should take note.

by Anonymousreply 414Last Wednesday at 2:19 PM

Martin Compston

by Anonymousreply 415Last Wednesday at 2:23 PM

Seriously why can't we get a gay Captain America type of guy ? We gays always have to settle for some ugly dude.

by Anonymousreply 416Last Wednesday at 2:26 PM

Ugly, really? I think he's adorkable and might be accepted by the (overseas) audiences even more as a result.

by Anonymousreply 417Last Wednesday at 2:33 PM

Do we think this rumour was put out by Marvel, to gauge the fans' reaction?

by Anonymousreply 418Last Wednesday at 3:05 PM

I'll bet he gets a really sentimental love story... And that's it.

by Anonymousreply 419Last Wednesday at 4:55 PM

Wouldn't that be enough? I mean, Marvel movies aren't really known for their sex scenes, are they?

by Anonymousreply 420Last Wednesday at 4:57 PM

R240 no I mean no deeper character development or storyline. All the current gays on TV seem to revolve entirely around a lameass live story.

by Anonymousreply 421Last Wednesday at 5:01 PM

He's one of the leads in this movie so I'm sure he's getting both character development and storyline.

by Anonymousreply 422Last Wednesday at 5:03 PM

Conrad is not wholesome. He is dating pornstar Josh Cockcream.

by Anonymousreply 423Last Wednesday at 7:22 PM

Somehow i don't see it R423. He is pretty young for Conrad though

by Anonymousreply 424Last Wednesday at 7:25 PM

HAHA gaysian with a white boyfriend, I've seen that a million times lol

by Anonymousreply 425Last Wednesday at 8:15 PM

r425 and he has European features too lol

by Anonymousreply 426Last Wednesday at 8:31 PM

Are they out?

by Anonymousreply 427Last Wednesday at 8:35 PM

Out as a couple or out as in gay? Because yes to both.

by Anonymousreply 428Last Wednesday at 9:03 PM

Cockcream 😭😭

by Anonymousreply 429Last Wednesday at 9:04 PM

Disney wouldn't want Conrad if he's connected to that porn star.

r416 Is Luke Macfarlane that type?

by Anonymousreply 430Last Wednesday at 11:48 PM

Gaysian you say? "Coooeee boys!"

by Anonymousreply 431Yesterday at 1:35 AM

Conrad's boyfriend is not a pornstar. How do people just come up with patently false shit like that on the spot?

by Anonymousreply 432Yesterday at 3:15 AM

Of course the gay character can't be a big muscular superhero like Thor or Captain America. Has to be sensitive. I like Conrad but isn't there a more masculine Asian gay actor out there. It' a shame because this is all we are going to get.

by Anonymousreply 433Yesterday at 3:36 AM

Not to worry, he's going to get a personal trainer from Disney to amp up his muscles to eleven. And it's not like he's got a blank slate to work with.

Muscles are the last thing I'd worry about here. And who says muscled guys can't be anything other than gruff? Look at Thor and the Whatshisface churchie - they're both goofy af.

by Anonymousreply 434Yesterday at 3:43 AM

My point is that if we are finally getting a gay superhero, why can't he be like the guy in the picture that started this thread (but Asian)

by Anonymousreply 435Yesterday at 3:50 AM

You mean the blond illustrated guy? How do you even begin to look for a real-life [italic]Asian[/italic] version of that?

by Anonymousreply 436Yesterday at 3:56 AM

Are you saying there are no muscular gay Asian men out there?

by Anonymousreply 437Yesterday at 4:05 AM

Why look for muscled Asian actors when you can just cast a good Asian actor and then juice him up? It's like casting only dark-haired people when you can always dye their hair later!

Disney does miracles when it's time to transform their actors' bodies. Did you see how stacked Brie Larson got for her movie?

by Anonymousreply 438Yesterday at 4:14 AM

Why can't he look like this?

by Anonymousreply 439Yesterday at 4:56 AM

Nah, we gays always get the weird feminine skinny ones and there's nothing wrong with that but after a while of seeing the same portrayal of gay men I'm kinda tired. This was a good opportunity to showcase a strong masculine gay dude. Conrad is a sweet kind dude but we've seen that before a million times.

by Anonymousreply 440a day ago

Again, you haven't seen a single shot of the movie yet. An around-the-clock personal trainer and a nutritionist can do wonders between the casting announcement and the start of principal photography. It's way harder to learn how to act than to gain muscle mass in a couple of months.

by Anonymousreply 441a day ago

Are they going to dub him too because that voice would not strike fear into any villian

by Anonymousreply 442a day ago

It's your power set that matters in these movies, not your voice.

by Anonymousreply 44321 hours ago

Maybe it's just me but I dont see him bringing the gays for this movie. It looks like they're casting a gay man to appeal to straight people rather than to gay men.

by Anonymousreply 44421 hours ago

Most of the audience is made up of straight people so it only makes good business sense. At least in this case, when they have to break the ice.

Whatever the final decision, this character would never represent every gay guy in the US and across the world because that's an impossible task. Not even all the straight superheroes we've seen so far represent all the straight guys who go see these movies.

by Anonymousreply 44521 hours ago

What about Jake Choi? He's gay and Asian.

by Anonymousreply 44621 hours ago

r446 He's handsome but perhaps those tats turned them off? Or, you know, maybe he didn't even audition.

by Anonymousreply 44721 hours ago

If we’re going Gaysian, there’s Leonardo Nam from Westworld.

by Anonymousreply 44819 hours ago

r448 I was tempted to mention him several times as he's so gorgeous but I kept reminding myself that he's in the DCEU's new Swamp Thing TV series, which probably rules him out automatically.

by Anonymousreply 44918 hours ago

Leo's gay??!

by Anonymousreply 45018 hours ago

I mean, he never once mentions his husband on Insta for some reason, so you're probably not alone in learning that just now.

I'm more surprised by the fact that he was born and went to high school in Buenos Aires and graduated from architecture in New South Wales. His American accent in Westworld is really good because his real accent is as Australian as they come.

by Anonymousreply 45118 hours ago

I already knew he was Aussie because his accent kept slipping out in Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. But he did look pretty great in the sequel.

by Anonymousreply 45218 hours ago

Yup, bitch worked hard for that bod.

[quote]Nam recalls hearing a rumor that Warner Bros. was considering recasting his role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. There was concern that Middle America wouldn’t respond to an Asian male in a romantic role, so Nam set out to make himself into a matinee idol, hitting the gym extra hard. It paid off, in more ways than one: he retained the role in the film and met his husband at the gym. “It’s a true basic-gay love story!” he jokes. They are now the proud parents of twin 18-month-old boys.

by Anonymousreply 45318 hours ago

R453 thanks for posting!

by Anonymousreply 45418 hours ago

Ben Whishaw

by Anonymousreply 45511 hours ago

Who cares? These are pretty much garbage movies.

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