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Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci are playing a gay couple and fans are thanking the Zaddy God

While the world anxiously awaits solutions to life’s most pressing problems, you can rest a little bit easier tonight knowing the great powers that be have answered one prayer: Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci will play a loving gay couple in an upcoming film called Supernova. No, it’s not a space movie.

And if you’re thinking, “But wait. Nobody was praying for that. Like… nobody,” well, you’re having the same reaction we did. But apparently this coupling has people very, very excited.

Don’t get us wrong —  we love us some Firth and Tucci and the film sounds promising, although very sad.

Variety writes: “Supernova centers on Sam (Firth) and Tusker (Tucci), partners of 20 years, who are traveling across England in their old RV visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.”

But the level of glee for these two straight actors (surprise, surprise) playing out a heartbreaking gay love story is quite high, with Twitter writing “The excitement is very real for Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci’s upcoming romantic drama” on a roundup of comments that include:

Wait, you guys did read the part about dementia, right? If so, that’s some very odd fanfic someone’s been writing.

Other comments shared in the excitement while keeping that part in mind:

No word yet on a release date.