By: Tai Perkins
What are your thoughts? Marvel’s production chief, Victoria Alonso, feels like the time is now for a gay superhero. She stated, “the world is ready, the world is ready.”
The news began to circulate on Twitter as a company reported that they were looking to make the lead superhero in the upcoming film gay. The company also stated that the casting search has already begun.
Although Alonso didn’t confirm if the report was true or false, she did state “We are going to cast the best ‘Eternals’ cast that we can and when we’re ready to announce it we promise you we will.”
According to Variety, Alonso is passionate about how committed to diversity marvel is. She stated, “I’m so passionate about this I’ve got to tell you. Our entire success is based on people that are incredibly different. Why wouldn’t we? Why would we only want to be recognized by only one type of person? Our audience is global, is diverse, is inclusive. If we don’t do it that way for them, we will fail. If we don’t put pedal to the metal on the diversity and the inclusivity, we will not have continued success. Our determination is to have that for all of the people out there watching our movies.”
If reports are true, this will be the first time Marvel cast a gay lead.