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Superman Star Dean Cain Says Making Hero Bi Isn’t Brave Or Bold

Nineties Superman star Dean Cain had some fiery phrases for DC Comics’ over its resolution to make the well-known superhero bisexual.

Dean Cain starred in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993 to 1997. Appearing on the information present Fox & Friends, Cain didn’t hold back on how he felt concerning the resolution.

“They said it’s a bold new direction, I say they’re bandwagoning. Robin just came out as bi — who’s really shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in [The CW series] Supergirl, where I played the father, was gay. So I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave.”


Cain stated that if DC actually wished to be daring or transfer in a very new path the company would have Superman tackling troublesome worldwide social or financial points.

“Brave would be having him fighting for the rights of gay people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay. They’re talking about having him fight climate change and the deportation of refugees and he’s dating a hacktivist — whatever a hactivist is. Why don’t they have him fight the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he’s protesting? That would be brave, I’d read that. Or fighting for the rights of women to attend school and have the ability to work and live and boys not to be raped by men under the new warm and fuzzy Taliban — that would be brave. There’s real evil in this world today, real corruption and government overreach, plenty of things to fight against. Human trafficking — real and actual slavery going on… It’d be great to tackle those issues.”

The present Superman within the comics is Jon Kent. He’s 17, the son of Clark Kent and he got here out as bisexual on Nov. 9 in a problem of Superman: Son of Kal-El. Jon Kent can also be in love with a reporter, though it’s his faculty good friend Jay Nakamura.

Writer Tom Taylor stated making the brand new Superman similar to his dad would’ve been a missed likelihood.

“The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity … [a] new Superman had to have new fights — real-world problems — that he could stand up to as one of the most powerful people in the world,” Taylor instructed The New York Times.


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