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TV: Heartstopper’s Joe Locke Cast in new Marvel Series

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Heartstopper star Joe Locke has reportedly been cast in an unspecified role alongside Kathryn Hahn in new Marvel TV series, Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Locke, who shot to fame as Charlie Spring in queer coming-of-age series Heartstopper, is rumoured to be playing one of Wanda Maximoff’s sons, Billy Kaplan / Wiccan, who is gay in Marvel source material – though this is unconfirmed. As reported by Variety, reps for Locke declined to comment. Wiccan has various magical abilities, and a younger version of the character has already been played in the MCU by Julian Hilliard. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Marvel Star Confirms She-Hulk Character is Queer

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A She-Hulk character has been confirmed as queer by actress Ginger Gonzaga and we’re absolutely here for it. The Marvel star and comedian confirmed that paralegal and She-Hulk’s BFF Nikki Ramos, whom she plays, is queer in an interview with TVLine on Thursday (8 September). Rumours began circulating that the character might be queer after some pretty obvious evidence in episode four of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law where Ramos helps Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), better known as She-Hulk, set up her online dating profile, remarking that “hetero life is grim.” Full Story from Pink News

Comic Books: Marvel Reveals the Origins of the First Gay Spider-Man

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The issue, which is out in October, has different covers, one of which shows Web-Weaver: “Strut the runway in front of his fellow Spiders in a variant cover by Kris Anka, the amazing artist behind Web-Weaver’s fabulous design!” According to images from the upcoming comic, Web-Weaver appears to have been classmates with Peter Parker, but pushed him out the way as the radioactive spider descended when he was first bitten. Images also show Web-Weaver leaving – or maybe being kicked out of – his home, sitting at a sewing machine and sticking to his bedroom ceiling. Full Story from Pink … Read more

COMIC BOOKS: Marvel Launches New Trans Hero for Pride Season


Make way for Escapade! In MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1, which releases in June, Shela Sexton will make her debut as Marvel’s new trans mutant Super Hero, and she’s not alone. She’ll also bring along her best friend and fellow trans mutant Morgan Red, as well as their genetically engineered flying turtle Hibbert. Together, they’ll embark on a high-flying, yet intensely personal mission that will take them from floating party barges all the way to the mutant nation of Krakoa – and the Marvel Universe may never be the same. Speaking to, Escapade co-creator Charlie Jane Anders described Shela as “a … Read more

FILM: First Eternals Trailer Offers Glimpse of MCU’s First Out LGBTQ Superhero

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After being pushed out of 2020 thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans got a glimpse of its cosmic-meets-mythology ensemble piece “Eternals” Monday with the release of the film’s first teaser trailer. The trailer gives fans their first look at the star-studded cast in their heroic best, including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani. But “Eternals” is significant within the MCU’s cultural landscape as it will be the first film to feature an out LGBTQ superhero in the team’s technological expert and master inventor Phastos, portrayed by “Atlanta” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” star Brian Tyree Henry. … Read more

FOR READERS & WRITERS: When is a “Universe” Too Big?

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: I’m old enough to remember when Star Wars was a single film. Now there are… well, I’ve lost count. Main films, side films, TV series, theme parks, cartoons, comics, and much more. Same with Trek, the MCU and DC to a lesser extent. Does it ever become overwhelming? Or are you always hungry for more? Writers: This is a reader/writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. … Read more

[SPOILER ALERT] Wanda Vision Brings Season to Gut-Wrenching End


WandaVision episode nine bought the Westview fantasy to a glitchy, gut-wrenching end – with an end credits scene teasing the fate of Billy and Tommy, aka Wiccan and Speed. After nine weeks, two kids and one inescapable jingle, WandaVision is over. Fake (depending on how you see it) Vision is no more, the Scarlet Witch has truly arrived, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe kinda has its first gay superhero – who’s out there, somewhere. The WandaVision finale wrapped up the story in a fairly neat bow, showing Wanda reaching the acceptance stage of her grief and truly coming into her powers. Part of this meant relinquishing the … Read more

MCU: new Details Emerge About Forthcoming Queer Friendly “Eternals” Film


Eternals director Chloé Zhao thinks Marvel has taken a “big risk” with its upcoming movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature an openly gay superhero. The film is eagerly awaited by queer and non-queer fans, having been delayed a year due to the pandemic, and now Zhao has sent anticipation to feverish new heights by teasing that Marvel has taken a “very big risk” with its distinct visual style. Zhao told SiriusXM’s Jess Cagle the film will “feel and look different” because the team experimented with shooting on unique, alien-looking locations. “I think this is where Marvel really took … Read more

Gay “Eternals” Star Says LGBTQ+ Fans Will Be So proud”

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Eternals actor Haaz Sleiman promises LGBT+ fans will be “so proud” to see Marvel’s first ever same-sex couple in the hotly-anticipated new film. The Lebanese-American star plays the husband of superhero Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), the first openly gay hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. As he promoted his latest movie, the rom-com Breaking Fast, Sleiman threw in a few teasers for eager Marvel fans and reassured queer audiences that the studio has gone to great lengths to ensure respectful treatment. “It’s my first Marvel film, so of course, I’m excited,” he told NewNowNext. Full Story from Pink News

Waiting for a Trans Character in the MCU


Way back in the mists of time, at the beginning of January 2020, the internet lit up with the news that Marvel was going to be adding a transgender character to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) “very soon”. Speaking at a New York Film Academy event, the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige was asked whether there were plans to bring “more LGBT+ characters” into the Marvel universe – “specifically the T, trans characters?” Marvel boss Kevin Feige has said that there will “absolutely” be more queer and trans characters in the franchise’s upcoming films. Feige appeared at a Q&A … Read more