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Marvel Hero Confirmed as Bisexual

Kate Pryde

For decades Marvel fans have speculated that Kate (formerly known as Kitty) Pride is part of the LGBT+ community, thanks in large part to some heavy-handed queer-baiting. Now, 40 years after the character’s first appearance in Uncanny X-Men, a new comic has “cemented her status as a bisexual icon”. Marauders #12 – part of Marvel’s Dawn of X relaunch initiative – details Kate’s first moments after being resurrected (she was killed by the villainous Sebastian Shaw, only to be brought back to life on mutant nation Krakoa). She’s welcomed back to the ranks with a party, during which she catches … Read more

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 … Read more

Cound This Be the New “Storm”? Pose Fans Hope So

Dominique Jackson as Storm

X-Men fans have signed a petition to have Marvel cast Pose star and trans activist Dominique Jackson as Storm in its next mutant movie. Storm, also known as Ororo Munroe, is a powerful mutant who can control the weather and atmosphere. She has previously been played by Halle Berry and Alexandra Shipp — but fans have now decided who should wear her cape in a future film. “Cast Dominique Jackson as Storm” demands a petition signed by thousands of X-Men fans. Full Story from Pink News

In the Comics, X-Men Are Appearing On Drag Race

In the most ambitious crossover event in human history, RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Marvel series X-Men have officially collided. Fans might be patiently – ever so patiently – waiting for trans and queer superheroes to make their big screen debuts, but the Marvel comic books are cluttered with LGBT+ superheroes. In the latest edition of ‘Marauders’, it sees gay mutant Bobby Drake, also known as Iceman, chatting to Ororo Munroe (Storm) and Kitty Pryde. RuPaul’s Drag Race is canon in the Marvel universe and we have to stan it. Kitty explains how she and Drake have “something important to … Read more

COMICS: We Almost had a Bisexual X-Man

Gambit - X-Men

If one person had made a different decision, we could be looking at having a bisexual X-Men solo superhero film next year. It has been revealed that one mutant could have been bisexual a few years ago. Writer James Asmus, back in Gambit’s 2012 solo series, was originally going to depict the Cajun card-playing thief as bisexual. ‘It’s true that I was interested in revealing Gambit to be bisexual in our series,’ Asmus said, ‘with us first seeing him seduce a man on one of his missions, and soon thereafter meeting a member of the thieves guild Gambit previously had … Read more

X-Men – The Gay Porn Video

We previously brought you news of the Batman vs. Superman and the Star Wars Episode VII porn videos. Now this: When the obvious porn pun is in front of you, you have to take it. First off, who doesn’t love a good sex pun? Second, it’s taking a beloved franchise and filling it with naked men, it’s not that serious. And third, ok, we couldn’t think of a third reason. (NSFW) have announced they are making a new X-Men gay porn parody, starring Colby Keller as Wolverine. Full Story from Gay Star News

Shawn Ashmore: I Would Play Iceman as a Gay Character

Shawn Ashmore

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

Iceman Gay

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