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I say Micheal B Jordan all the way….
“We don’t find out they’re gay until the end of the movie.” So in what way is it a GAY action flick?
So gay actors aren’t good enough to play gay characters, Mr. Daniels? This is seriously getting to be some real bullsh!t.
Anthony Mackie may be your best bet, It’s career suicide for most black male actors to play a gay character
unless it’s something derogatory and mocking some gay stereotype. Lee Daniels has his work cut out for him, I wonder if Hollywood will swallow this unthinkable idea.
I was thinking Anthony Mackie, before I saw him listed. He’s the only credible actor out of the bunch that wouldn’t give a shit as long as it was a good script.
I doubt Edris Elba would even consider it. But more generally, a black British actor would be more up for the challenge and less intimidated.
@Nyruinz: I don’t think he’d be interested. After that whole Andrew Garfield suggestion of casting Michael as Spider-man’s gay lover didn’t go over so well, he doesn’t seem like a willing candidate for a gay character.
Why not just make a gay superhero movie starring Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Shemar Moore, Michael B. Jordan, The Rock, LL, and a bunch of other hot brothers and call it a day?
Lee Daniels is wack.
“We don’t find out they’re gay until the end of the movie.”
So there’s going to be little to no gay content?
So it’s going to be another typical Hollywood action movie with a slight shout out to the gays at the end?
A straight superhero story with a little gay at the end?
I wish they’d pick actors who are actually gay for these movies. There are so many gay actors in Hollywood who never get movies because the industry won’t risk offending their sacred international markets. They have to go on TV because the US is *kinda* accepting. We have Chris Colfer, Neil Patrick Harris, Zachary Quinto, Jonathon Groff, Andrew Rannells to name a few and they’re all fantastic but they’re all on TV almost exclusively. Quinto was on Star Trek but in a straight role and he only came out before the second movie.
Sure, there are a few closet cases or alleged closet cases too but they do an impeccable job of covering it up. I even heard Leo Dicaprio is basically a one-man modelling agency of beards…if it’s true (who knows if it is) then you would understand why someone of his caliber might stay in the closet to continue doing what he loves.
Listen people….we are talking Alex Pettyfer….ONLY Shemar Moore can stand up to that casting at least in the looks department. Let’s be realistic too. Anthony Mackie wouldn’t be believable against Pettyfer. Idris Elba and L L Cool J aren’t going to take this role because “brothers don’t do the gay thing in Hollywood.” For Dwayne Johnson, I think this might be too close to home so he’s going to turn it down beside the fact that he is stiff on screen no pun intended. To get the gay crowd out, and that will be essential to profitability, the casting will have to be believable and you know how lookscentric we are. I too am dismayed about the superheroes being revealed as gay at the end of the movie. That kinda sucks. And for goodness sakes please don’t go to the “go to Black gay” Darryl Stephens however Jensen Atwood might make things interesting. Hmmm Alex Pettyfer and Jensen Atwood….yeah I’d go for that.
@stanhope: Uh, The Rock/Dwayne has already played gay in a film + I’ve heard nothing but gay-supportive statements from him in the past.
@fredo777: well I stand corrected on that point but I stand by that he isn’t fine enough to play against pettyfer…..Jensen Atwood or Shemar Moore…hell if America were ready you could drop Pettyfer with those two. :-)
@stanhope: Dwayne is plenty fine, but I’d rather see Mehcad Brooks + am surprised nobody mentioned him yet.
@MK Ultra: My point exactly. Business as usual.
@fredo777: Pls link me to these supportive comments? And what film did he play gay?
@Niall: the movie was “Be cool.” As for the support? This kinda fits: http://www.contactmusic.com/news-article/the-rock-urges-gay-stars-to-come-out
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