12:23, April 20 327 0

2017-04-20 12:23:06

 

Is there a gay subplot in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel?

As part of the hyperspace-sized promotion blitz for his highly anticipated blockbuster summer sequel, Chris Pratt told reporters Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is “emotionally driven, character driven, relationship driven, epic space supernova that explodes and it’s bigger, brighter, faster than any movie you have ever seen.”

Relationship driven? To date, Marvel does not have even one franchise character who is LGBT. But director James Gunn dropped a hint this week that one of the relationships audiences will see on the big screen might break new ground.

Speaking at the movie’s world premiere in Hollywood, Gunn was asked whether he’d considered featuring a gay protagonist this time around, to which he said: “Absolutely. I would love to be able to,” reported Gay Star News. We might have already done that. I say watch the movie. Check it out. See what you think.”

Star Trek has a gay Sulu. Power Rangers has a queer Yellow Ranger. Even Mark Hamill has conceded it’s possible his iconic Star Wars character, Luke Skywalker, is gay.

Of course, if Gunn is just teasing his LGBT fans, he’ll get another shot when he directs Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3. Until then, audiences in the U.S. will see for themselves May 5.

 


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