Kit Harrington Calls Out Marvel For Not Yet Casting A Gay Man As Superhero
Let's face it, Hollywood has a less than impressive track record of representation and equality. Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington is one of the latest in a slew of industry members expressing their frustrations with the disparity in opportunity.
While at the Toronto International Film Festival with The Death and Life of John F. Donovan co-stars Thandie Newton and Emily Hampshire, Harrington discussed the topic of Marvel casting a gay actor as the lead in one of their films saying, "There's a big problem, I think, with the idea of masculinity and homosexuality that they can't somehow go hand in hand..that we can't have someone in a Marvel movie who's gay in real life and plays some super hero. I mean, when is that gonna happen?"
The discussion was part of promotional exploration of the upcoming Xavier Dolan directed film. Hailing from the multilingual city of Montreal, Dolan has yet to partake in an English-language feature and the Drama will be his first. The film takes a critical look at the events that shaped the life of American Television and film star John F. Donovan and his clandestine correspondence with an 11 year-old fan.
A release date for the film has yet to be announced but you can catch the trailer below.