The “Game of Thrones” actor has a bone to pick with the powers that be at Marvel for not casting out, gay actors to populate its ever-expanding universe.
“There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand,” Harington told Variety at the Toronto International Film Festival. “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 going to happen?”
The studio doesn’t exactly have the best track record with including LGBTQ people on the big screen, but has said it intends to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe more diverse in its new slate of films.
Valkyrie, Tessa Thompson’s character from last year’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” is apparently bisexual, according to the actress, although there’s no explicit mention of her sexuality in the film.
She’s bi. And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her. What a joy to play! https://t.co/d0LZKTHCfL
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) October 21, 2017
Director Taika Waititi later said that the character was “try-sexual” because “she’ll try it on with anyone,” referencing the warrior’s bisexual comic book origins.