Here we go again….
Over the weekend, we announced that the undisputedly heterosexual Jared Leto was playing gay icon Andy Warhol in an upcoming film. And last month, Halle Berry came under fire for planning to play a trans man…
Now, comes word that noted straight guy Shia LaBeouf was up for the role of Marvel’s gay superhero Iceman in an upcoming X-Men reboot…
The openly gay superhero is one of the founding members of the X-Men and has the ability to both freeze water and turn his body into ice. He’s been played before—notably by Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore, who fronted him in many of the big screen offerings and voiced him in The Super Hero Squad Show.
via The Loop:
On the Marvel side of this potential casting, it’s worth noting that MCU actually has a lot more riding on the upcoming X-Men revival than you’d think. Back in the 1990s, Marvel sold off the rights to the characters in order to avoid bankruptcy, but now that Disney bought 20th Century Fox for a whopping $71.3 billion US, MCU finally has the chance to make the movies on its own terms. That has some fans believing that with the studio and actor both looking to reinvent themselves, this could be a match made in heaven.
So, financially and artistically speaking, there’s a lot riding on this reboot.
So then question becomes: SHOULD Shia take the role? Should straight actors play gay roles? Especially when there are any number of openly gay stars who would kill the for the shot?
What do you think: Any star who’s right for the role? Or queer representation matters?
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No. Iceman is gay. He should be played by a gay actor. https://t.co/SamhECeC1M— Neil McNeil, Himbo in Training (@Neil_McNeil) August 10, 2020
☺️☺️☺️ Iceman is a gay character in the X-Men universe and should be played by an out gay actor, because gay actors have been forced to hide their sexuality for as long as Hollywood has been around for fear of not having a career, and fuck you if you disagree ☺️☺️☺️— Neil McNeil, Himbo in Training (@Neil_McNeil) August 10, 2020