Queer-Casting the Next X-Men Movie

We pick 10 LGBT characters who are ready to make their big-screen debut in the upcoming X-Men sequel, plus the actors who could easily slip into their boots.

BY Brian Andersen

June 20 2014 7:00 AM ET

Character: Shatterstar
Though never a member of the main X-Men team, he’s been a key part of both X-Force and X-Factor. He’s a red-haired gladiator with deadly long double blades that he uses to slash his opponents and teleport. Since Blink from Days of Future Past appears in the X-Men movie future, in the 1980s the merry mutants can use a fierce fighter who can also teleport. (Added bonus: He’s in a loving relationship with fellow mutant Rictor.)

Dream Casting: Eddie Redmayne
The British-born Eddie Redmayne isn’t quite a household name in the U.S., but his fiery mane automatically puts him in the running for this character. Of course, he’s a talented thespian as well. He sang and emoted on-screen in 2012’s Les Misérables along with Wolverine and Catwoman (a.k.a. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway), no easy feat. Redmayne would bring depth and humanity to our mutant from the Mojoverse.

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