DC’s league of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender superheroes (or queeroes, if you prefer) has welcomed another member to its ranks: none other than the Man of Steel himself, Superman. Or, more precisely, his son.
Jon Kent, Clark Kent’s half-human, half-Kryptonian son, is the newest hero to don the iconic “S” and assume the mantle of Superman inside DC Comics’ expansive universe. And on November 9, he will come out as bisexual in Superman: Son of Kal-El #5.
The narrative, written by Tom Tayler and illustrated by Jon Timms, involves a moment in which a weary Jon confides in his friend Jay Nakamura, which results in the two characters kissing. And, like his father, Jon appears to have developed affections for a reporter.
“Up, Up, and Away!”
Writer Tom Taylor said that everyone deserved to see themselves in their heroes, and every person deserves a hero. He is very grateful that Warner Bros. and DC share the same idea. He also states that the symbol of Superman has always stood for truth, justice, and hope. Today, this symbol represents something even bigger. Today, more and more individuals can see themselves as the most powerful superhero in comics.
Superman to the Rescue!
Jon Timmis, an artist, said that he was very honored to be working on the Superman: Son of Kal-El series. He successfully showed Jon Kent tackling his difficult modern life, while also saving the world from the greatest menaces, villains, and all the threats that they come with.
This development for Superman of Earth is the latest in a line of DC’s inclusive creative choices. Kid Quick was debuted last year as The Flash’s gender-nonconforming heir, while Young Justice’s next-generation Aquaman is currently an openly gay young man. Recently, the contemporary comic book version of Robin learned he had a sexual preference for guys. They join a lengthy list of DC characters that have embraced LGBTQ+ representation, including Batwoman, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Midnighter, and The Aerie.
Vin Diesel’s Side-Splitting Explanation for Dwayne Johnson Feud
Vin Diesel’s recent explanation for his long-running feud with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson caused fans to start taking sides.
The feud between the two action stars started several years ago when The Rock dubbed a then-anonymous male co-star a “candy ass”. After years of speculation, Diesel finally decided to share his side of the story in an effort to explain why the two Fast & Furious co-stars fell out.
The Rock Needed to Improve His Acting Skills
Vin Diesel, who also produces the Fast & Furious franchise, claimed that he felt the need to improve Johnson’s acting because he was worried audiences might associate the latter with wrestling instead of filmmaking.
The actor shared that his tough-love approach allowed The Rock to deliver the required performance and blend more easily with the already established Fast & Furious cinematic world. Diesel said that the process took a lot of work but it managed to reach the expected aesthetics, which is something that he is especially proud of.
He revealed that at times he had to give a lot of tough love to his counterpart. He continued by adding that while his coaching methods weren’t Felliniesque, he was ready to do whatever was necessary to get the desired performance out of Johnson and other actors taking part in his productions.
“Vin Diesel Shouldn’t Be Giving Acting Lessons”
Diesel’s claims sparked a heated debate between Fast & Furious fans, as well as other cinematic aficionados. While some agreed with his comments, others took the position that Vin Diesel is a limited actor himself and should be the last person in Hollywood to give acting lessons to The Rock or anyone else for that matter.
Dwayne Johnson doesn’t appear in the franchise’s latest installment F9: The Fast Saga, which was released in the United States on June 25. According to Diesel, the film’s cast and crew did their best to create “the best movie ever made”.