Tom Holland says ‘of course’ Spider-Man could be gay

Tom Holland was asked by the The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine whether there could ever be a gay Spider-Man. 

“Yeah, of course” he replied with a shrug.  When asked how soon, he said that the future of the character isn’t his to decide.  “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,” he elaborated.

Spider-Man’s Tom Holland calls for representation Marvel has historically been criticised for failing to represent the LGBT+ community, women and people of colour.  “Black Panther” was lauded as an important first step in terms of diversity upon its release in 2018, when it became the first Marvel film to feature a mostly black cast.  “Captain Marvel”, which followed in 2019, was the first to be led by a woman actor.

But to date, Marvel has yet to introduce an LGBT+ superhero.

Holland echoed calls for more representation, telling Culture: “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.” 

Via Pink news

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