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FILM: Marvel ‘keen’ to cast Shia LeBeouf as gay superhero Iceman in X-Men reboot

Pyro and Iceman

Shia LeBeouf is reportedly in the running to play gay superhero Iceman in Marvel’s highly-anticipated X-Men reboot.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is set to undergo a radical shift in the next few years following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, and with it the rights to the X-Men.

Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president, has confirmed that the MCU’s take on the mutants will be “quite different” to the previous series, and is said to be working on a plan to introduce the X-Men to his carefully calibrated world.

After fervent speculation, the first grain of news regarding that plan appears to have leaked, with reports Shia LeBeouf is a frontrunner to play Iceman.

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