While “Saban’s Power Rangers” may have already beaten Marvel and DC to the punch in introducing an openly LGBTQ superhero to the big screen, director James Gunn has teased the possibility that there might be a gay character in his hotly anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Gunn first teased the possibility last week in response to a question about whether or not he’d considered featuring a gay protagonist in the franchise. “Absolutely. I would love to be able to,” Gunn told the Press Association. “We might have already done that. I say watch the movie. Check it out. See what you think.”
Elaborating on those earlier comments, Gunn told Digital Spy, “What I meant to say is this: There are a lot of gay people in the world. There are a lot of bisexual people in the world. There are a lot of characters in the MCU. We’ve barely gotten to know the sexuality of any of those characters.”
“We know Gamora and Quill are interested in each other. That’s about the only sexual relationship that exists within the Guardians,” Gunn continued. “We know Drax has a past with a wife so he’s got some sort of interest in women.”
“But we don’t really know who’s gay and who’s not. It could be any of them,” the director concluded.
Gunn, who wrote and direct both “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, is slated to return in the same capacity for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” He’s previously remarked that the third installment in the franchise will end the current iteration of the team.
Written and directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.