Now this is an interesting Help Wanted ad: Marvel is looking for an openly gay actor to play a superhero. The call is out for a roughly 30-to-50-year-old actor with a superheroic body to co-star in the 2020 film The Eternals. Any ethnicity will do, but there has been a stated preference for a queer candidate to take a role in the Chloe Zhao (The Rider) film. What’s up with this? Well, last year, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stated that the studio wanted to incorporate more LGBTQ+ inclusion in their films, both in terms of casts and characters. And here is the form that commitment is taking. And you know what? We’ll take it. More on this one as it develops. In fact, while we’re at it, we think it would be appropriate if Marvel not only included a queer actor or character here and there, but if an alternate universe all-LGBT Avengers happened and they destroyed anti-gay villains throughout the galaxy. Free ideas here, Hollywood.
Charlize Theron takes aim at Atomic Blonde 2
Possibly while you weren’t looking, the Charlize Theron action film Atomic Blonde kicked up about a hundred million bucks at the box office and a devoted post-theatrical cult audience. And you know what that means: franchise time. If you missed it, Theron played a lady-loving British spy named Lorraine Broughton. The film was filled with neon, lesbian make-outs, cool music and ass-kicking. We’re fans. And we’re really fans of Theron’s plan to go down that road again. Right now all we know is that the project is “going forward,” which could mean just about anything, and there’ll be more on this as it brings on a cast and start date. But in the absence of a Mad Max: Fury Road prequel or Theron stepping into James Bond’s shoes (and she should, quite frankly), we’re ready for a fast tracking. We don’t even care if it goes straight to Netflix, just please bring on the furiosa.
Romeo San Vicente’s superhero origin story is currently streaming on P*rnhub