Arrow actor Ben Lewis thinks it’d be a “missed opportunity” if Marvel Studios didn’t cast an openly gay actor as its first LGBTQ+ superhero.
In an exclusive interview with Attitude in its July issue, the 33-year-old explained that the franchise – which has put out ground-breaking movies such as Black Panther and Captain Marvel in the last year or so – still has a long way to go when it comes to diversifying on-and-off the big screen.
“How many f**king Avengers are there at this point? And not one gay actor in the bunch…” Lewis stated. “It would be a huge missed opportunity if they didn’t do that and I know the community would certainly let them have it.”