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Tom Holland Thinks There Should Be A Gay Spider-Man One Day

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Tom Holland Thinks There Should Be A Gay Spider-Man One Day

Tom Holland has said he thinks there should be a gay Spider-Man one day.

Holland, who has played the web-slinger since 2015, said all the way back in July he reckons the Marvel movies 'need to represent more than one type of one person'.

During an interview for The Sunday Times Culture magazine, the actor said the Marvel Universe should become more diverse.

Tom Holland has played Spider-Man since 2015. Credit: PA
Tom Holland has played Spider-Man since 2015. Credit: PA
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Now, in a recent interview with GQ he has reiterated his opinions - during the interview Tom responded to a number of tweets from fans, one of which asked: "Didn't Tom Holland say he wanted Spider-Man to be gay?"

In response the Spider-Man: Far From Home star clarified his original statement, saying: "The question asked was, 'Do you think there should be a gay Spider-Man?'

"I think that would be a very progressive way to kind of create a new character. So yeah. I don't see... I think there should be, one day. And I hope that I get to share the screen with that person."

Talking previously about the concept of a gay Spidey, he told the Times: "Yeah, of course. I can't talk about the future of the character because honestly I don't know and it's out of my hands.

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"But I do know a lot about the future of Marvel, and they are going to be representing lots of different people in the next few years. The world isn't as simple as a straight white guy. It doesn't end there, and these films need to represent more than one type of person."

The actor has said Marvel movie should be more diverse. Credit: PA
The actor has said Marvel movie should be more diverse. Credit: PA

And it's not just Tom who wants to see a little more diversity in the superhero world. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in June: "We haven't been shy about saying that that's coming and that there's much more prominent LGBT heroes in the future."

And true to his word, he recently announced that a lead character in The Eternals will be gay. Although as yet we don't have many details about who the character is, Feige said: "He's married, he's got a family, and that is just part of who he is."

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The Eternals will follow a group of immortals beings who are tasked with protecting the Earth from a group of bad guys, called the Deviants.

The new flick will have an all-star cast including Kit Harington, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Salma Hayek.

Featured Image Credit: Sony/Marvel Studios

Topics: LGBTQ, TV and Film, Tom Holland, Marvel, Spider-Man

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