Marvel has begun the search for an openly gay actor.
Marvel has been consistent in their quest to break barriers, with films like Black Panther and the upcoming Captain Marvel garnering loyal fanbases over their contributions to cinematic diversity. While the recurring pattern has ruffled a few feathers in the process, Marvel's nobility has kept them ahead of the curve despite complaints from some ever-contentious trolls. Now, it would appear they're looking to cast the first openly gay superhero, as part of their upcoming film The Eternals. Now, with the film set to begin filming later this year, many fans have already begun speculating on the casting.
Apparently, the studio is on the hunt for an older male of unspecified ethnicity, who is built like "a superhero." The character's inclusion will mark a major step forward in terms of representation in film, though television has already seen a few LGBT badasses, including Game Of Thrones' Oberyn Martell and The Walking Dead's Aaron. Still, the idea of seeing an openly gay leading man in a Marvel movie should be a big step forward. Given that the only casting prerequisite appears to be an openly gay actor, fans have been sounding off with suggestions accordingly.
The post-Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe is already shaping up with a decidedly different tone. What do you think of the upcoming Eternals flick?