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

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'.

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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

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."

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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.

"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."

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

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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