Report: Marvel casting for a transgender superhero

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: 10 years of characters from Marvel Studios, photo courtesy Marvel Studios’ Facebook page.

Marvel Studios is reportedly casting for a transgender role in one of its upcoming film projects.

Geeks WorldWide reports that Marvel has sent out a casting call for a character named Jessica. The call is looking for any “transwoman actress of any ethnicity in her 20s to 30s.”

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Valkyrie named Marvel’s first LGBTQ superhero

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. (Screenshot via YouTube.)

Marvel has confirmed that Valkyrie, portrayed by Tessa Thompson, will be the first LGBTQ superhero in its cinematic universe.

Thompson, who is bisexual, first teased the news during Marvel’s announcement of the film “Thor: Love and Thunder” at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

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The Iceman cometh out in new X-Men comics

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Iceman, one of the original team members from Marvel’s X-Men, has come out as gay.

Iceman, also known as Bobby Drake, is pulled out of the closet, according to leaked pages from the April 22 issue of All-New X-Men #40, by fellow X-Men, Jean Grey.

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Screened Out – Thor: The Dark World

By : Stephen Miller
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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo

In the olden days, we used to tell ourselves stories of gods and other super-humans for good reasons. We either used these legendary characters to express human heroics or foibles, or we cast gods in stories that explained things we didn’t understand, like where thunder came from and where our souls went we died.

Nowadays, it seems the only things gods and demigods are good for are a few jokes and lots of eye candy. At least, that’s all Hollywood can manage with Thor: The Dark World.

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