Hollywood Showcase's the LGBTQ Superhero

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Hollywood Showcase's the LGBTQ Superhero

I'm not a big fan of the latest rage of the superhero genre of movies although, I did devour the original comic books when I was a kid. Even back then (in the 60's) they were platforms for social justice issues such as bullying and racial equality, both of which were an added bonus to reading them. I lost my interest in comic books when the superhero took on the evil environmental polluter. Superheroes need a super-villain to fight and save the world from, not some souless CEO of an oil company (boring). Now that Hollywood is mining old comic books to make movies with, they must have felt that it was incumbent upon themselves to inject LGBT characters into their movies. (also boring). They have succeeded in making a movie that is "woke" and promotes an immoral life style, that at least half of their audience rejects. I hope that the rejection is shown by the box office receipts. Read the article below that was posted in the on-line edition of World Magazine by Mary Jackson a World reporter.

LGBT superheroes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to gamble that its massive audiences are diehard enough to embrace its first LGBT superhero. Spoiler alert: It’s the Asgardian warrior Valkyrie.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con that fans can expect an LGBT Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, in Thor: Love and Thunder, set to release in November 2021.

Feige also indicated fans can expect other LGBT portrayals in Marvel’s forthcoming content, telling the blog io9, “How that impacts the story remains to be seen with that level of representation you’ll see across our films, not in just Thor 4.”

Thompson teased the news during Comic-Con’s Thor: Love and Thunder reveal, telling fans, “As the new king, she needs to find her queen. … That will be her first order of business.” The movie also will include actress Natalie Portman as the first female to wield Thor’s hammer, leading some to speculate a Portman-Thompson hookup.

These absurdities might surprise some, but Marvel has been inching toward LGBT plotlines in recent years under increasingly intense pressure and scrutiny from activists. The staggeringly successful Avengers: Endgame included a short scene of a homosexual man, played by the movie’s co-director, Joe Russo, lamenting the loss of his partner. “It was incredibly important to us to have a gay character represented somewhere in [the Avenger] movies,” Russo told The Hollywood Reporter in May. “We felt so strongly about it that I wanted to play that character in the film.”

Meanwhile, Marvel Comic’s X-Men series Northstar, considered the first comic book about an openly gay superhero, featured a same-sex wedding in 2012.

Marvel isn’t the only comic franchise introducing LGBT superheroes. Earlier this year, the CW Network rolled out a Batwoman TV series featuring a lesbian crime fighter played by actress Ruby Rose, who is a lesbian in real life. In 2016, DC Comic’s Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka told fans that lead character Diana is bisexual.