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9 Sexy & Queer Superheroes We’d Love To See Olly Alexander Play
You want to play an 'erotic superhero,' Olly?!? Say less!!
Following his stellar performance in It's a Sin, actor and Years & Years singer Olly Alexander can do anything. While there have been rumors he's up to be the next Doctor in Doctor Who, Alexander said he's not interested in that. So what is he interested in? Well, he told NME he'd love to play an "erotic superhero."
When the magazine asked Alexander what he's doing next, he responded: "There's a lot of good stuff that gets made, but good stuff that gets made with gay characters that I could possibly play? Not so much." He added, "Basically, for me to be interested in a role, it would have to be someone sexy with magic powers. I basically want to play some kind of erotic superhero."
We would LOVE to see it! In case Mr. Alexander needs some ideas, here are nine sexy, and gay, superheroes we'd love to see him play!
Northstar is a Canadian, an X-Man, and the first gay superhero in a Marvel comic book. Now that the MCU owns the X-Men, they'll be introducing them soon, maybe even in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie. Who better to play this gay superhero icon than a gay acting icon?
While Northstar was the first out gay superhero in a Marvel comic, Iceman is his more famous gay X-Men teammate. Bobby Drake didn't come out until just recently in the comics, following some time travel shenanigans, but he's already become a gay favorite.
Clark Kent and Lois Lane's son, Jonathan Kent, who took up the mantle of Superman after is father, is bisexual in the comics. Like his father before him, he's currently dating his own dreamy journalist, Jay Nakamura. We'd love to see Olly in the red and blue of Superman's costume.
Another gay X-Men member, Shatterstar is a mutant from the future planet Mojoworld, where he was created to be a slave and a gladiator. Now, he's one of the most classic members of the X-Force team.
Shatterstar's X-Force teammate and boyfriend, Rictor is another queer mutant, with the power to manipulate seismic energy and create earthquakes. His kiss with Shatterstar in X-Factor in 2009 was the first same-sex kiss in the pages of a mainstream Marvel Comics publication.
6. John Constantine
Alexander is a perfect choice for this British supernatural crimefighter and all-round rogue. He's handsome, he's pansexual, he's cool, and we want to see him again on the big screen. The character had a solo movie, where he was played by Keanu Reeves, and was played wonderfully by Matt Ryan on TV, but we'd love to see the queer, and British version in the DCEU.
Also known as Marvel Boy, Noh-Varr has been a member of the Young Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as several other teams. He's a member of the Kree alien race, and has dated both Kate Bishop and Hercules.
Olly Alexander for bisexual Robin! Tim Drake is one of many of Batman's Robins, and was recently revealed to be bisexual. With the new, upcoming Batgirl HBO Max film, it would be the perfect time to introduce Drake into the DCEU.
9. The Ray
The Ray is a light-based superhero from DC Comics. He was already played by Russell Tovey on the CW's superhero shows, so why not give another gay British star a chance on the big screen?