5 LGBT Characters We'd Love to See in a Justice League Movie
BY Brian Andersen
June 12 2014 9:00 AM ET
Superhero movies have taken over Hollywood. We have five flying at us this year alone: Captain America: The Winter’s Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Thus far Marvel Comics has won the war on getting the most successful movies to the big screen – making buckets of cash in the process.
But after the success of last year’s Man of Steel, DC Comics is fighting back with Batman vs. Superman feature film in 2016, followed by a live-action Justice League movie. While we gay geeks might be celebrating seeing our favorite heroes running away with the box office we still have yet to see a queer hero hit the silver screen.
The time is ripe for an LGBT hero to take center stage, and one way DC Comics can trump Marvel’s runaway success is by being the first to include a queer hero in their upcoming Justice League feature. To plead our case, we’ve provided DC Comics with a handy list of the top five LGBT characters that would make great additions to a future Justice League film.
Debuting in 1983, Obsidian has been a member of several superhero teams including, Infinity Inc., the Justice Society of America, and the Justice League. He came out in 2006 in the underrated Manhunter comic book series written by out comic scribe Marc Andreyko.
While we’ve yet to see Obsidian in the new rebooted DC comic book universe, his absence works out great for the director and writer(s) of any Justice League film. Obsidian would be a perfect new, fresh character free of the burden of continuity baggage or public perception. Obsidian would also provide a great way to introduce the audience to the world of the Justice League through his eyes as new member joining the team. Plus his ability to control shadows would be an exciting special effect to witness in a dark theater with a bucket of popcorn.