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

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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 … Read more

Iceman Comic Revived for a New Run


Marvel has revived gay solo superhero series Iceman for a new run. The series will be written by gay creator Sina Grace, who helmed Bobby Drake’s last solo arc. He will be joined by artist Nathan Stockman, a new addition to the series. Marvel Comics canceled the last solo series for Iceman, which ran for 2017-2018, blaming low sales. So it was a surprise to see the return of the gay mutant. The returning series introduces new problems for Iceman in the form of a mysterious villain who is hunting Morlocks for sport. Morlocks are the ‘underground mutants’, who’s ugly … Read more

COMICS: Iceman Gets His First Gay Kiss

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Comics has had another landmark moment as adult Iceman – Bobby Drake – has had his first gay kiss. But wait, you’re saying, hasn’t Iceman been out and gay with a boyfriend for a while now? To be clear, there are two Icemans currently running around the comics X-Men universe. There is the adult Iceman, the same one that comic fans have grown up with since the 1960s. There is also a time-displaced Iceman, after teenage Bobby was brought from the past to the present. Teen Bobby was outed by psychic Jean Grey, and has since come out, kissed a … Read more

ENTERTAINMENT: Iceman Gets a Kiss

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Iceman has had his long-awaited first gay kiss since coming out in the X-Men universe. The younger time-displaced Bobby Drake met his first boyfriend, Romeo, back in All-New X-Men #13. Four issues later, we finally see the superhero get his moment. It begins with Inhuman Romeo and X-Man Iceman on one of their first dates. By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News

“ResurrXion” X-Men Arc to Begin With Solo Gay Iceman Series


Marvel has big plans for the X-Men. The “Death of X” storyline, which began in October, will reveal exactly what happens before everything explodes in “Inhumans vs. X-Men.” But what about after the dust settles? Apparently an Iceman solo comic will narrate the fallout in the first installment of the revival series, titled “ResurrXion.” The X-Men’s current status is shaky at best. Currently under threat by the spread of Terrigen Mist, the mutant population is slowly shrinking in size. To add insult to injury, the mist also sterilizes them, preventing any future mutants from being born. Iceman, aka Bobby Drake, … Read more

Iceman Goes Into a Gay Bar

Will a same-sex romance come to bridge the gap between two warring factions of the X-Men universe? Iceman, aka Bobby Drake, looks like he could be getting his first boyfriend after coming out as gay last year. Joining teammates Oya and Genesis to a gay bar in the new issue of All-New X-Men 13, Drake screws up at first when he ices up and runners the bar out of shame. By Joe Morgan – Full Story at Gay Star News

Shawn Ashmore: I Would Play Iceman as a Gay Character

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Star of the X-Men movies franchise Shawn Ashmore has said he would play his Iceman character if he were gay. Ashmore, who has played the character in various Marvel films, responded to the fact that Iceman has now come out as gay in the comic book series. The 36-year-old played Bobby Drake in four X-Men films, most recently in Days of Future Past. A version of Iceman came out as gay in issue 40 of the ‘All New X-Men’ series, after Jean Grey accidentally read his mind and heard his inner thoughts. Full Story at Pink News

News: Sean Ashmore Would Like to Play a Gay Iceman

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Shawn Ashmore is keen to rejoin the popular superhero film franchise. The actor who plays Iceman in the X Men movie series has expressed an interest in returning to the franchise now that the character is officially gay. Shawn Ashmore says that he thinks that the Bobby Drake’s recent comic book coming out story is the best thing that could have happened to the character. “Obviously the comics and movies are separate. I wonder what the transition would be because we’ve sort of established Bobby as having a love interest in Rogue and having a love interest in sort of … Read more