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Gay Wolverine rumoured to be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It may just be a rumour, but we’d like to see it

Josh Milton June 19, 2020
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. (IMDb)

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. (IMDb)

Considering that Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine was no doubt countless queer folk’s sexual awakening, a new rumour that the mutant might be gay might send us all into overdrive.

Although, it might be the lockdown talking here.

With X-Men fans out petitioning for Pose star and trans activist Dominique Jackon to star as Storm in the studio’s next adaptation of the mutant franchise, writer Daniel Richtman teased the possibility of a gay Wolverine on Twitter.

Richtman shared a panel from X-Ttreme X-Men #10 from 2013, which showed Hercules and Wolverine embracing.

The aggressively muscular mutant kissed the son of Zeus, who happens to be a bisexual demigod in this alternative reality.

“We were our worlds’ greatest heroes,” Wolverine, real name James ‘Logan’ Howlett, said in the issue.

“And the day we slew the worst monster who ever threatened the Dominion of Canada. “We revealed our love.”

Richtman amplified the panel, adding some suggestive emojis before hinting in follow-up tweets that a gay Wolverine might be introduced into the main Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Cinematic Universe to get its first visible LGBT+ superhero in The Eternals. 

The Eternals initially set for release in November, will introduce the superhero Phastos, who Marvel boss Kevin Feige has already confirmed will be in a same-sex marriage.

The film is set to make big-screen history for Marvel with its first visible LGBT+ superhero, including an on-screen kiss with his husband, played by Haaz Sleiman.

However, fans will have to wait a little longer for the moment – as the film’s release has been pushed back as a result of coronavirus.

As Marvel reshuffles its film slate amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Eternals was displaced from its November 6 release date by Black Widow, initially intended to release in May.

Nevertheless, Marvel casting director Sarah Halley Finn expressed their support for more diverse characters in Marvel films in an interview with Vulture.

“You’re gonna see even more new faces – and faces from all different background, all ages, all ethnicities, LGBTQ, people who are differently abled,” Finn said.

More: Comics, Film, marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, MCU

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