Angelina Jolie was just announced as possibly/probably/most likely going to be in a new Marvel comic superhero movie called The Eternals. Well, Marvel is really working overtime to get this movie on the pre-pre-pre hype train. We’re hearing even more rumors like how the male lead superhero could be a big gay. Specifically, it could be Hercules, seen above making out with an alternate-universe cowboy-style Wolverine. Gird your loins, comic book geeks: the homophobic ones among you are about to come out in full force.
Angie is being looked at for the main female role of The Eternals, but this is Hollywood, and there can’t be a movie without a male lead, right? Well get ready for a big dose of “equality” because it’s being reported that the male lead will be a huge gay. ComicBookMovie is saying that Hercules is one of those sometimes gay, sometimes bi, but can always be called heterosexual comic characters who makes people mad because of course shooting lasers from your eyes and controlling the weather with your mind makes sense, but a gay? A gay superhero? That’s a stretch. A few years ago, people got mad at one of Marvel’s editors, Axel Alonso, and said they were erasing Hercules’ bisexuality from his character’s storyline.
Well, looks like it’s monetarily beneficial to be gay/bisexual again because rumor has it that Hercules will be a big old gay superhero lead, and there may be casting information coming “soon”. No word on whether this will tie into the current Marvel canon, but I certainly would love to see a Hercules/Thor sex scene. I mean, not in the theatre release, but I’m confident the MEN.com parody will give me the content I’m looking for.
Meanwhile, The Eternals may also have decided it’s villain, as rumors suggest it will be a character called Druig; a man who once served as an agent of the KGB and can manipulate matter and energy. The KGB tie-in means that maybe The Eternals could get some screen time or mention in the upcoming Black Widow movie. They should do it. And they can knock out two birds with one stone and also cast Scarlett Johansson as Hercules. Who better to play the first gay male superhero than Scarlett Johansson? If they make Hercules Asian and transgender, she’d be completely perfect!
Pic: Marvel Comics