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MCU To Get First Trans Woman for “Ironheart” Streaming Series


Marvel’s upcoming Ironheart series will reportedly introduce the first trans woman to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A casting call for the Disney Plus series has revealed that bosses plan to add a “smart, confident” trans woman into the mix. According to POC Culture, the character will have “a mystical bent and unique sense of humour”, and be “unapologetically nerdy about things that excite her…even if they might be terrifying to others”. Marvel bosses are reportedly looking for trans actresses aged 18-22 who are Black, Latina or Afro-Latina. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Next Batwoman Will Be a New Batwoman, Not Kate Kane


Rose quit Batwoman last month, stunning fans by announcing her departure from the queer superhero show after just one season. The TV star had blazed a trail with the CW show, playing the out-and-proud vigilante Kate Kane, who takes on the titular superhero mantle. Although rumours have abounded about why she quit the role, she later posted on Instagram: “I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now but know I adore you all. I’m sure the next season will be amazing also.” Now, according to Decider, series bosses have decided to introduce an entirely new lead character rather … Read more

FOR READERS: Cast the Classics

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer James Comer: Since A Song of Ice and Fire and Dune have been made into movies and tv shows, we can’t help wondering about other SF/F classics.  Now’s your chance.  Name actors, specify the year the movie is made*, even choose the director and producer if you like.  Cast the classics! Note that this is a question for readers. Writers, avoid mentioning your own works, please. If you can. I’ll start with Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren*.Dhalgren, made in 2021 Director: Darren AronofskyProduced by QSF Films  Cast:Kidd: Forrest GoodluckWoman in Forest: Jenna UshkowitzTrucker: Billy Bob ThorntonTak Loufer: … Read more

Colton Haynes: Make Matt Bomer the Next Superman

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Actor Colton Haynes has joined the conversation about the recast of Superman. While Henry Cavill might be hanging up his cape for good, the debate over who is going to be the next Clark Kent has started on social media. In a tweet, the Teen Wolf actor explained who should replace Cavill and fight for justice in the next DC movies. ‘Wouldn’t it be really incredible to see an out gay actor cast as Superman?’ he wrote. ‘Matt Bomer has my vote!’ he also tweeted adding a heart emoji. Actor Matt Bomer has risen to fame as con artist Neal Caffrey in … Read more

TV: Ruby Rose Cast As Lesbian Batwoman on CW

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Actor Ruby Rose landed the iconic role of Batwoman, one of DC Comics’ foremost LGBTI superheroes, for TV network The CW. The character will first appear this fall in the CW’s annual superhero crossover for their Arrowverse universe. This shared universe includes the shows Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. The network is also developing a potential solo series for Batwoman. If it goes, Rose will have the honor of being the first actor to headline a gay superhero show. Rose is an Australian model and DJ, who first gained fame with international audiences with her role as … Read more

FILM: Could Evan Rachel Wood Be Elsa’s Girlfriend in Frozen 2?

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Disney added two new cast members to their highly anticipated Frozen sequel: Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown. There are no character or plot details for the sequel yet, which is slated for a 2019 release. The last we saw of Arendelle, Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) ended the kingdom’s eternal summer and with the help of her younger sister Anna (Kristen Bell), they defeated the despicable Prince Hans (Santino Fontana). Could Elsa really get a girlfriend? Almost immediately, Wood’s casting sparked discussion amongst fan. Namely, whether or not she’ll be playing a love interest for Elsa, something they’ve wanted … Read more

TV: Supergirl to Get Trans Character


Supergirl is set to feature its first ever transgender character. The show attracted a host of LGBT fans in 2016 when Alex Danvers – played by Chyler Leigh – came out as a lesbian, with fans praising it as one of the best coming out stories in years.  Fans have also been keen to ship Supergirl’s human persona Kara Danvers with Lena Luthor, in a prospective couple known as SuperCorp. And it seems that the CW series will be expanding its horizons in Season 4, which is due to start later this year, likely in October. A casting call … Read more