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Tom Holland Still Wants a Gay Spider-Man

Tom Holland Still Wants a Gay Spider-Man

Tom Holland Still Wants a Gay Spider-Man

"I think there should be one day. I hope that I get to share the screen with that person," the Spider-Man: Far From Home actor told GQ.

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Tom Holland is doubling down his support for the possibility of a gay version of Spider-Man in the future. 

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The 23-year-old British actor, who plays the current on-screen version of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger and who just starred in Spider-Man: Far From Home and Avengers: Endgame earlier this year, did a video with GQ recently where he went undercover on social media and asked some burning questions from his fans.

"Didn't Tom Holland say he wanted Spider-Man to be gay?" asked one Twitter user, probably referring to a July interview Holland did with The Sunday Times where he was asked if there could be a gay iteration of Spider-Man one day.

"Yeah, of course," he told The Sunday Times. "The world isn’t as simple as a straight white guy. It doesn’t end there, and these films need to represent more than one type of person."

When answering the fan's Twitter question for GQ, Tom seemed to re-confirm his support.

"I think that would be a very progressive way to create a new character," Tom said. "So yeah. I think there should be one day. I hope that I get to share the screen with that person."

Though his Spider-Man character will no longer be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future, Tom's sentiments comes on the heels of Marvel Studios' recent push for more LGBTQ inclusivity in its features. Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie was just confirmed to be the MCU's first explicitly queer (bisexual) hero, and 2020's The Eternals is also set to feature a gay, married character in its ranks. 

Queer superhero fans have been waiting forever for some mainstream box-office representation, so it's nice to see actors like Tom who play these big-name characters are also on-board with the message of inclusion. 

Watch Tom Holland's full video with GQ below. 

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel