"Nobody's perfect" is not just an oft-repeated cliché or song by Miley Cyrus from 2007 as Hanna Montana. It is also a truism that applies to Marvel Studios, the company Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has recently called something very important.
When Harington spoke to him diversity During the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes place from September 6 to September 16, he has spoken LGBTQ + in films – especially in Marvel films. He wondered why an open-hearted actor had yet to have a chance to play a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and pointed out why an actor's sexuality really is should taken into account when they are implemented in specific roles.
"There is a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can not go hand in hand with each other," Harington said. "That we can not have anyone in a Marvel movie that's gay in real life and plays superheroes, I mean, when will that happen?"
Before anyone starts tipping the tines on his pitchforks (because, you know, everyone has those around their house in 2018) to beat Harington back to ring Marvel, it's important to realize that he is not alone in his condemnation of the studio. Many A-list actors have criticized the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the years.
Shaun of the Dead Star Simon Pegg once argued that the masses who watched movies were infantilized "to our own taste" and that the superhero films have lowered the general intelligence level of society by a few points.
"Now we all consume very childish things – comic books, superheroes – adults look at this stuff and take it seriously – it's sort of a nonsense because it distracts our focus from real problems, Pegg said The telegraph in 2015. "There used to be films about challenging, emotional journeys or moral issues that could cause you to go away and rethink what you think about … whatever, now we go out of the cinema and really think not to anything else the fact that the Hulk had a fight with a robot. "
Earlier this year, Jodie Foster argued that superhero films "are ruining the viewing habits of the American people, and ultimately the rest of the world," dramatically by comparing large film studios such as Marvel and DC with "bad content" to fracking. "You're getting the best return now, but you are destroying the earth," said Foster.
And the censorship does not stop here: Mel Gibson once described MCU rates as "violence without conscience", George Takei previously accused Marvel of whitewashing after the studio cast by Tilda Swinton as canonically Asian in character Doctor weirdand Bill Maher claimed in May 2017 that marvel-type superhero films have "promoted this way of thinking that we are not masters of our own destiny and the best we can do is sit back and look for Star Lord and a … raccoon wait to come in and save our apologies a ** it. "
Considering it would be silly if someone really had a bone to pick with Harington because he had a bone on Marvel, because so many others have found the studio and the various decisions he has made so far, guilty to have. And it's not that Harington is wrong because there is a clear absence of LGBTQ + characters in the MCU. Sure, the Marvel Comics Canon contains a lot of non-straight heroes, but the MCU does not have a single one yet and has a terrible track record of erasing queer characters from movie stories.
The good news regarding Marvel and his current lack of queer representation is that studio president Kevin Feige has promised that things will soon get brighter and more diverse as the MCU will feature at least two LGBTQ + characters in upcoming films. A figure, as Feige explained The playlist, will be a hero whom fans have met in an earlier movie; the other will be a brand new character that is not yet on screen.
The popular belief is that the figure already seen is Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, which should be portrayed as bisexual Thor: Ragnarok, (The scene that confirmed her sexuality was eventually deleted from the theatrical version of the film by Taika Waititi.) The jury still does not know who the second LGBTQ + Marvel hero will be, although Brie Carols Danvers may be a contender could. when she will make her MCU debut Captain Marvel March.
If the universe aligns in an ironic way, Marvel could present the first of his LGBTQ + characters at about the same time as Harington bowed his last as Jon Snow in season eight of Game of Thrones: sometime in 2019.