Superman actor Dean Cain has accused writers of “bandwagoning” after they stated the most recent incarnation of the character would come out as bisexual.
In a comic book subsequent month, Jon Kent – the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane – has adopted in his father’s footsteps and, in addition to saving the world, has fallen for a male reporter.
The storyline was introduced on Nationwide Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ+ consciousness day.
However Cain, who starred alongside Teri Hatcher in TV present The New Adventures Of Superman within the Nineteen Nineties, stated it could have been a “courageous” storyline 20 years in the past however much less so now.
Cain, 55, instructed US present Fox & Associates: “They stated it is a daring new route. I say they’re bandwagoning.
“I do not suppose it is daring or courageous or some loopy new route. If that they had achieved this 20 years in the past, maybe that may be daring or courageous.
“However courageous could be having him struggle for the rights of homosexual individuals in Iran the place they’re going to throw you off a constructing for the offence of being homosexual.”
The actor additionally appeared to check with a latest storyline in regards to the superhero combating towards the deportation of refugees, suggesting: “Why do not they’ve him struggle the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he is protesting? That will be courageous, I would learn that.
“Or combating for the rights of ladies to attend faculty and work and stay and boys to not be raped by males below the brand new heat and fuzzy Taliban.”
He added: “There’s actual evil on this world in the present day, actual corruption and authorities overreach… It might be nice to deal with these points. I would prefer to see the character doing that.”
The brand new storyline is featured in Son of Kal-el #5 from author Tom Taylor and artist John Timms, out on 9 November.
“I’ve at all times stated everybody wants heroes and everybody deserves to see themselves of their heroes and I am very grateful DC and Warner Bros share this concept,” stated Mr Taylor.
DC chief inventive officer and writer Jim Lee stated they “couldn’t be prouder to inform this vital story”.
He added: “We speak loads in regards to the energy of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling and that is one other unbelievable instance.”
It’s the newest transfer by an business that’s steadily embracing extra variety.
In August, DC Comics introduced Batman’s sidekick Robin was bisexual.
In a problem of anthology sequence Batman: City Legends, boy marvel Tim Drake – not less than the third of 4 males to don the inexperienced and crimson tights alongside the caped crusader – accepts a date from one other boy.