Very soon the sequel to Venom – 35% will hit theaters, and is expected to be full of action and entertainment like the first, which despite having a majority of negative reviews, was a box office success and thanks to the reception positive of the public now we will have Venom: Let There Be Carnage. But could this movie be more than just a generic superhero sequel? According to a new interview with the director, there is a pro-LGBTQ message.
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Andy Serkis is the director of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, although he is best known for his roles as Gollum in the trilogy of The Lord of the rings and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 64%, from Caesar in the modern trilogy of Planet of the Apes; and Snoke in the sequel trilogy of Star wars. The two feature films he directed are Una Reason Para Vivir – 67% and Mowgli: Tales from the Jungle Book – 48%.
During an interview with Uproxx, the filmmaker was questioned about a scene in which “Venom goes to a rave”, the name by which electronic music parties are known that tend to go on all night long and are associated with the use of narcotic substances. . Speaking of the scene, Serkis revealed that his idea was to create a kind of LGBTQIA festival, where Venom would “come out of the closet”:
Tommy [la coguionista] Kelly [Marcel] They always thought Venom was coming out and going to a party that was kind of an LGBTQIA festival, really, I’d call it myself, so this is his coming out party. basically. This is Venom’s launch party.
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The interviewer, surprised by the words used by Serkis, questioned him about what he meant by “coming out of the closet” and the director said he meant coming out, showing himself as he is. The comparison with the LGBTQIA community surprised the interviewer even more and Serkis added that Venom: Let There Be Carnage in a way he talks about the LGBTQIA community, and the protagonist himself is a defender of their rights.
Well, the interesting thing is, it’s like, here it is, he says in the movie, ‘we must stop this cruel treatment of aliens.’ He says, ‘You know, we all live in this ball of rock.’ And so, without realizing it, he becomes a kind of … he is speaking for the other. Speak for the freedom of the other.
LGBTQ representation in superhero cinema has been scarce, especially in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is the highest grossing franchise in history. His first LGBTQ character was an unimportant one in history, appearing in Avengers: Endgame – 95%. In the case of DC Comics, their films have not been represented either, on the other hand, Fox’s X-Men give us two very notable examples, the Negasonic Teenage Warhead couple and Yukio in Deadpool 2 – 85% and that of Dani and Rahne in The New Mutants – 62%.
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Very soon we will have the first LGBTQ couple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Eternals, Phastos and her husband, but this happens in 2021 (originally it would be released in 2020), while Deadpool 2 arrived in 2018 and The New Mutants it was also scheduled to premiere that year. For now we do not know if in Venom: Let There Be Carnage there will be LGBTQ representation beyond what Serkis said, but in Spider-Man: Far From Home – 82% two trans actors were hired to appear as Peter Parker’s schoolmates.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage It will hit theaters in the United States on Friday, October 1, while in Mexico and other countries we will have to wait another week.