LGBT Superheroes? Russo Brothers Says LGBT Characters May Join Marvel Movies
The directors and writers behind the “Captain America: Civil War” and other Marvel movies recently revealed that there is a “strong” chance that a LGBT character may soon join the upcoming films.Advertisement
In a report by Comic Book Resources, Joe and Anthony Russo hinted that LGBT characters may likely enter the the array of future cast members.
“I think the chances are strong,” Joe Russo said, adding “I mean, it’s incumbent upon us as storytellers who are making mass-appeal movies to make mass-appeal movies, and to diversify as much as possible.”
The director added that it it is “sad” that Hollywood movies nowadays lack on opening its doors on diverse angles, including the LGBT community.
“So I think it’s important that on all fronts we keep pushing for diversification because then the storytelling becomes more interesting, more rich, and more truthful,” he said.
Though Marvel has also included gay characters in their televisions such like “Jessica Jones,” and “Marvel Agents of SHIELDS,” it still does not show any gay characters out of its 13 movies, Collider noted.
But Anthony Russo believes that the success of Marvel’s films worldwide will allow the studio to broaden its content.
He said Marvel’s success gives way to take risks easier. “There’s a lot of unconventional ideas in ‘Civil War’ in terms of what people’s expectations of a superhero movie are, but I think we were able to do that because ‘Winter Soldier’ worked and Marvel’s been working in general, so there’s more of a boldness in terms of what you can try and where you can go. So I think that’s very hopeful for all of us moving forward that bolder and bolder choices can be made.”