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Kit Harington Calls Out Marvel’s Lack Of Gay Actors In Movie Cast

Kit Harington may play one of the toughest guys on Game of Thrones, but he’s just shown that he’s just as brave off-screen in a recent interview regarding Marvel’s lack of gay representation.

In an interview with Variety whilst at the Toronto Film Festival, Harington said: “there’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand.” The star then added: “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 has had a bit of a dodgy past when it comes to its on-screen representation. In the comics, Valkyrie is described as being bisexual yet there is no mention in the films of this. The same applies to X-Men’s Iceman and Pyro, who recently had a bit of a thing together.

Harington made his thoughts heard as he appeared at the festival to promote his upcoming film ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’, which co-stars Thandie Newton and is directed by Xavier Dolan. Newton backed up Harington’s comments, by using the sports world as a positive example of how more athletes are feeling able to come out. She added: “It is changing, but we have to get behind those changes and keep pushing it.”

Take a watch of the video below.

Written by QWEERIST editor

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