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Marvel’s first gay male lead could be Hercules in ‘The Eternals’

/ 12:55 PM April 01, 2019

Marvel Studios has reportedly been seeking its first openly gay male lead. Now, rumor has it that the superhero could be Hercules.

Image: Marvel via AFP Relaxnews

Last month, “That Hashtag Show” reported that “The Eternals” was looking to cast an actor between the ages of 30 to 49 and who “physically looks like a superhero.” The role is open to any ethnicity though an openly gay actor was preferred.

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The role is rumored to be that of Hercules, a character based on the Greek and Roman mythological character of the same name, as per MCU Cosmic last Friday, March 29. In Marvel comics, Hercules is a member of the Avengers and in one alternate universe, he and Wolverine have a romantic relationship.

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“Hercules” (2015). Image: Marvel

The Eternals, created by comic book legend Jack Kirby, are genetically engineered superhumans created to defend Earth.

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The movie adaptation will focus on female character Sersi, The Wrap reported last September. Angelina Jolie is pegged to star as the female lead, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

Filming is expected to start on September 2019 until January 2020 in the United Kingdom, as per That Hashtag Show. Chloe Zhao is directing the film. Niña V. Guno/JB

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