They’ve been saying it for years, but have never acted on it so far. But, Kevin Feige has recently said that Marvel Studios would strive to be more diverse and inclusive in their features in the future, including LGBTQ characters, which may be sooner than anyone expected. Former MCUExchange co-editor-in-chief, Charles Murphy, has reported that Marvel Studios is seeking an openly gay actor to portray one of the male leads for The Eternals.

They describe the casting as an actor between the ages of 30-49 and looks like a superhero. They also say that the studio is open to any ethnicity for the role, but that they’re pursuing an openly gay actor.

Many are already speculating that this male lead will be Hercules, who in the comic books has been portrayed (or at least implied) to be bisexual. Although. that whole situation seems to be pretty screwy as former editor-in-chief Axel Alonso had denied it at the time.

“Hercules and James Howlett’s relationship in ‘X-Treme X-Men’ took place in a unique alternate universe, similar to how Colossus was gay in the Ultimate Universe, but is straight in the 616. Same goes for Hercules here.”

Yikes.

However, he was replaced as editor-in-chief two years ago, Hercules has always been bisexual in Greek mythology, and Marvel Studios aren’t beholden to Marvel Entertainment. So he’s still the most likely candidate.

Source: That Hashtag Show