Tom Holland has said he thinks there should be a gay Spider-Man one day. Holland, who has played the web-slinger sincesaid all the way back in July he reckons the Marvel movies 'need to represent more than one type of one person'. During an interview for The Sunday Times Culture magazinethe actor said the Marvel Universe should become more diverse.
The actor - who plays the web-slinging superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - hinted the next Spidey, potentially Miles Morales, will be different to straight Peter Parker. 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.
By Rhuaridh Marr on July 2, rhuaridh. Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is throwing his support behind a gay version of the web-slinging superhero. Our audience is global, is diverse, is inclusive.
In an interview with the Sunday TimesHolland was asked if he would be okay with his character coming out as gay. 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. Spiderman Tom Holland.
In an interview with Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, Tom, who currently plays Peter in the live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe MCU films, said that "of course" he could see the character being gay in the future. However, he insisted it was up to writers and producers to make the decision, adding: "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.
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. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access. Already a member?
Feige, who spearheads the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe, gave an interview last month in which he revealed that an LGBTQ hero is coming to the franchise. The promise comes after the MCU featured its first openly gay character in Avengers: Endgamealbeit a small one. In it, co-director Joel Russo plays a man talking about a date he went on with another guy, and how both broke down at different points of the meal.
This is the hilarious row between Maajid Nawaz and a caller who would rather drop his argument for a black James Bond if it meant keeping Spider-Man straight. But he made an impassioned case against outing the popular superhero as gay after actor Tom Holland made the suggestion. The British actor, who currently plays the character, said Spider-Man could portrayed as gay in a future film - something that would make him the first explicitly LGBT superhero in the history of film.
The idea of a Marvel superhero being gay or lesbian continues to be debated and tossed around creatively by Marvel executives. Now Tom Holland is making his comments known about the idea of a future gay Spider-Man. Would such a thing ever happen with Spidey, or will the MCU decide to choose a different Marvel character?