Tom Holland reckons there could be a gay Spider-Man 'one day'

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Actor Tom Holland waves upon his arrival at a press conference for his new movie "Spider-Man: Far From Home" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 1, 2019. The movie is to be released in South Korea on July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Tom Holland (Credit: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Tom Holland says a gay Spider-Man could certainly be on the cards.

The British star was taking part in a “going undercover on the internet” session for GQ when the subject of a possible gay Spider-Man, which has done the rounds among fans, came up.

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Holland said: “I think that would be a very progressive way to kind of create a new character.

“So yeah, I don't see [why not]. I think there should be, one day, and I hope that I get to share the screen with that person.”

Holland was previously asked about the matter in an interview with The Times, prior to the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

He said: “I can’t talk about the future of the character because honestly I don’t know and it’s out of my hands. But I do know a lot about the future of Marvel, and they are going to be representing lots of different people in the next few years.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man (Credit: Sony Pictures)
Tom Holland as Spider-Man (Credit: Sony Pictures)

“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.”

It's the hot topic in the realm of comic book movies right now, with a number of inclusive developments taking place.

Read more: Marvel adds a second gay superhero

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has confirmed that one of The Eternals will be a gay man, while Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie will be out and proud in Thor: Love and Thunder in 2021.

Only this weekend, Kristen Stewart said she would be up for playing a gay Marvel superhero, following comments she made last week about being advised by people around her to hide her sexuality in public.