Game of Thrones’ Kid Harington might have been silent about the fate of Jon Snow in the final season but the actor has raised his voice to gay representation in superhero movies. Harington took an aim at the Marvel Studios for not casting a single gay actor in a lead role till date.
“There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand,” Harington said in an interview about inclusivity with Variety. “That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that going to happen?”
Marvel did make a leap this year in terms of people of colour, credits to Black Panther. Even Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige commented over this saying that the future shall hold even more minorities being pushed for equality as the Studio moves into its phase 4. The female representation in the MCU seems to be high on Feige’s agenda, with the release of Captain Marvel next year.
However, it’s clear that Harington wants sexuality to be addressed, with gay actors flying around in capes, saving the world. LGBTQI representation on the big screen has been very limited in the comic book niche films, with Valkyrie’s bisexual nature reportedly being removed from Thor: Ragnarok.