Top Stories

Fans Wants Marvel to Give Chris Evans' Captain America a Boyfriend

Fans Wants Marvel to Give Chris Evans' Captain America a Boyfriend

Marvel fans have started an online hashtag campaign for “#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend” in a similar vein to the Frozen campaign, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.

Some fans are pointing out that it would be a positive step in the right direction for the LGBTQ community. Other fans want to see Chris Evans‘ Captain America get together with his BFF Bucky (played by Sebastian Stan).

Check out some Internet reactions from fans below…

Click inside to read more from fans…

Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger has a message for Donald Trump - TMZ
  • Sabrina Carpenter had to cut her concert short because of the weather - Just Jared Jr
  • Someone had 13 surgeries to look like Ivanka Trump - TooFab
  • Jaime King has a new movie role lined up - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Savannah Chrisley and Luke Kennard have broken up - Just Jared Jr
  • mabh94

    OMG. All these idiots just want to change a character for the sake of changing him. HE’S STRAIGHT. I HATE when people change the character into something else.

    Don’t change their race, don’t change their sex, their gender, their sexual orientation, their backstory. Unless either one of those is based on an offensive stereotype and as such needs to change, just leave them how they are and let us enjoy the on screen versions of our favourite comic book characters in peace.

    WHY do people need to change stuff for the sake of changing it?

    Plus, THIS isn’t going to progress the cause at all. We need NEW characters whose sexuality is a part of them, not just changing people’s sexuality for no reason.

  • Curt Noydb

    Go for it…see how much the real FANSHIP drops

  • Curt Noydb

    They are pushing Disney to make Frozen’s Elsa a lesbian with a girlfriend. Go for it Disney…see how big the turnout is.

  • Anna

    I’m all for a gay character in the MCU, but come’on. Stop stretching. Deadpool is already pansexual. I think it would be more appropriate to take a superhero that’s sexuality already isn’t straight from the comics, than it is to take a straight character from the comics and movies, that’s been straight for almost 50 years, and just turn him bi out of the blue. That would be beyond stupid. Also, looking at twitter, this is literally a few pebbles compared to a mountain. I don’t think anyone besides this site would take a couple of requests as the requests for hundreds or millions of people. They’re not going to change Steve Rogers. I can understand if a different Captain America is bi but not Steve.

  • mabh94

    People aren’t as bigoted as you.

  • Dominic Scalantti

    It’s not about being bigoted it’s about rewriting history to fit the needs of a few. Captain America has been around for 75 years and has never been portrayed as gay or having any sort of sexual feelings towards male characters.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    This is getting ridiculous now. First they wanted a black Spidey, and now a gay Captain America?
    Just leave these character the way they are!

  • Kaitlyn

    Those aren’t fans. Those are people too lazy to write fanfic.

  • Snoopy and The Red Baron

    Good lord. What is with all this retconning people want? Black Spider-Man, Black Human Torch, Gay Captain America, Lesbian Elsa, Bisexual Catwoman. It’s as if people have an agenda to take beloved icons and turn them into icons of whatever they want them to be, that way they’re always flexible and you can never claim this is what (s)he’s supposed to be like.

    But that’s not possible at all, right?

    Why can’t gays make new characters that they can look up to? The reason is simple: they’re not creative enough to make a popular icon and instead have to butcher ours.

  • alohomora

    there is a black spider man, his name is miles morales lol

  • alohomora

    But why are we making characters just to be gay, sexuality isn’t a defining characteristic. Besides, Steve Rogers in the MCU is very different than the comic books. The changes are already there. Making him gay doesn’t hurt anything, or change the story.

  • Arrow 12

    But he is not Peter Parker Spiderman and that makes a difference. Marvel created that character.

  • VanityInsecurity

    a few people word vomit on twitter & we should indulge them.. lets just change every character that was ever written in a comic to appease people’s wants & needs. give me a damn break already. Stop trying to change things that aren’t broken & focus on real issues in the world.

  • alohomora

    But people aren’t saying give us a black peter parker, they want marvel to bring out miles morales, a character they also created

  • Arrow 12

    Since they created a black Spiderman why can’t they create a new Captain America in the same universe as the black Spiderman in in? I would say that should make these “fans” happy.

  • alohomora

    There is no “fans” they’re just fans. And they didn’t create a black spiderman just to be black, like you want them to do for Captain America. Being black or being gay are not the basis of a character. Creating a character just to fill some token roll is insulting. Making the MCU Captain America gay (bi, since he’s had a girlfriend) would not change anything. We’ve already deviated from the source material so there’s no point in trying to bring up that card.

  • Arrow 12

    Actually yes they did create a black Spiderman because some fans wanted a black Spiderman. Changing many years of history with a character is insulting to the character and to the persons who created the character and to those dedicated fans of that character.

  • Kyle Dickerson

    How about if Blacks want a cooler black super hero…make your own, if gays want one..make their own…leave Cap alone. Its 3-4% of our country who is gay….lets not be ridiculous

  • Jezza

    It would feel forced and inauthentic with a character like Captain America. In the Avengers part of the Marvel Universe, and just going off how the characters are portrayed in the movies, I would have a hard time believing any of them to be gay. Maybe Banner, or even Romanoff. Perhaps Tony Stark experimented while at MIT? Who knows. It would be difficult to envision a way that they could make it work and not feel like they are doing it for the sake of doing it or it just ending up a footnote to the character.

    Just leave sexual orientation out of superhero movies – I’m just here for the hot men in tight costumes saving the world one enemy at a time!!

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Agree.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Yes it does change things. For example. Peter’s realtionship with Mary Jane is important in the Spider Man comics. Making him gay removes that important part of his journey as Spider-Man. You can’t throw a hissy fit and demand a black,gay,bisexual character just because you want it.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    And that black Spider man is still nowhere near as popular as Peter Parker’s Spider man. The fact is, you show a pics of Miles Morales and Peter Parker to random people one the street ,and ask them ” ‘Which one is Spider-Man’ Everyone will go with Peter. He is the most recognizable, most well-liked and the most famous Spiderman.

  • alohomora

    But the comics have different universes and different versions all the time. So having one instance of Steve Rogers where he’s gay makes little difference. But we’ll never see eye to eye. So I guess there’s that.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    I agree. If you make a Black Spiderman, then his aunt, friends, lover all get turned to black too.
    Its ridiculous to pander to everyone request about they want.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Miles Morales is not a great character and none of his stories, villans stand out. Peter Parker does.

  • alohomora

    That isn’t the argument though. This isn’t the same Steve Rogers that has been with Sharon Carter for ever. This is a different universe where they could easily make him bi and put him with any number of male characters if they wanted to. Steve being with Sharon isn’t a defining characteristic of him either. It’s completely different then Peter Parker.

  • Anna

    For the record I agree with you, but there really is a Black Spider-Man in the comics called Miles Morales. There’s also a bisexual Catwoman named Selina Kyle. So bad example with those two. Steve Rogers, Elsa, and Human Torch I can understand though. It’s just that when people talk about black spiderman and bisexual catwoman, they’re talking about the already existing comics which they want on the big screen. Which is what I meant in my other post where it’s more appropriate to bring in a character that’s already these sexualities in the comics than it is taking a character that was in the comics since the 60′s or 50′s, and automatically changing their sexuality out of the blue.

  • alohomora

    We already have a black spider man. His name is Miles Morales. He was created in a spin off universe to take the mantle of spider man after the death of Peter. It isn’t pandering, it’s a new character. Just like we have other Captain America’s then Steve Rogers, and multiple Robin’s and Batman’s. There are a thousand and one different universes for each of these characters.

  • alohomora

    Miles Morales is a much, much newer character. So I don’t really understand what you’re arguing.

  • Anna

    “I agree. If you make a Black Spiderman, then his aunt, friends, lover all get turned to black too.
    Its ridiculous to pander to everyone request about they want.”
    MILES MORALES. Not Peter Parker. Miles is 12 years old, he has different family. Aunt May, Mary Jane don’t turn black because they’re not part of his family, this is literally a different person. He’s not Peter Parker that turns black. This is a completely different kid, younger than Peter, smarter than Peter, who takes on the costume. Peter Parker dies, Miles is the new Spiderman. Just like how Steve Rogers dies and Bucky becomes the new Captain America. Most superheros don’t live forever. They die and pass on their costume to someone else. There’s literally different worlds, timelines, and universes. Miles Morales is also EXTREMELY popular right now in the comic scene. They even put him into an episode of the Ultimate Spiderman which you can find on youtube. Just search “Peter Parker meets Miles Morales”

  • Anna

    What are you going on about? Miles Morales is extremely popular and he is now an Avenger. It’s why there’s so much talk about a black Spiderman. People wouldn’t be talking about him if they hated him. The only people who have a problem with Miles Morales are people like you who are just outright confused and think they turned Peter black.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    NO he is not.

  • Anna

    No he’s not what? Spiderman? Because he is. Black? Because he is. Part of the Avengers? Because he is. Popular? Yeah, sorry but he is. Even Peter Parker says he’s so much cooler than him in the comics. Peter gives his blessings to Miles, then he dies, and Miles becomes the new Spiderman.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    He is not Spider Man to many people. Period.

  • Dee

    honestly, I dont think any of them actually want cap to have a BF, they just want to see chris and seb makeout…. and so do I :)

  • Camila

    Oh please, that’s what fanfics are for. These people should just read them and stop being annoying.

  • Dee

    I love miles. should the new spidey have been white? I mean, hes not peter…and hes from new york so him not being white isnt a stretch… I mean falcon was captain america for a while, and there was another black cap also….WTF is the prob?

  • Anna

    Are you retarded? That does not matter. He’s the new Spiderman. Comic heros die all the time and a new person takes on their costume. They do not live forever. There’s different timelines, universe, and worlds. Steve Rogers isn’t the only Captain America. Once he dies, there’s a black guy who puts on the Captain America suit and becomes Captain America. Get the hell over it.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Are you retarded? The fact he is not Spider Man. At all.

  • Lizzie Saint

    Captain America also grew up in time where homosexuality could’ve easily be punishable by death. Many people from the 40s who were gay went on to get married and have children out of obligation, not out of character. It’s very easy to write the reasoning of someone hiding their homosexuality, only to embrace it in a modern world where it is more acceptable. Also if the gender of the person Cap wishes to stick his dick in is what bothers you the most then you are clearly overlooking way too many awesome aspects of who he is. He is not his sexuality (neither straight nor gay), he is a creative amalgamation of strong character traits and who he chooses to date doesn’t change that.

  • leo

    of course its every gays fantasy, but leave it like it is a fantasy, dont ruin and destroy a childs hero into an adults desire, i want to see is captain America and Blackwidow that is what we all want to see, CAN I GET AN AMEN!!

  • Anna

    FACT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNcV_Ec168c
    FACT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man_(Miles_Morales)
    FACT: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Miles_Morales_(Earth-1610)
    FACT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0W9w_1-K2c
    FACT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFZDRqWdL0w

    The “fact” is Miles Morales is Spiderman. Now get the hell out of here with your stupid opinions and stop saying your dumb opinions are fact. Stop saying fact. Because the FACT is Miles Morales IS Spiderman. Now that’s a FACT. You’re an idiot that knows nothing about this topic. You even thought that they made Peter black. You clearly don’t know shit. Why are you still talking about a topic you know nothing about?

  • Lizzie Saint

    You’re right. We should never rewrite characters to suit the changing times. We should probably go back to damsels in distress since having strong female leads doesn’t reflect upon todays society, just like it didn’t in the 30s. As times change, so should stories. The point of a story is to reach out to an audience and I like to think that how people identify themselves, what they believe is moral, what they would fight for has changed over the last half century.

  • Deborah Carter

    “my room mate Mary Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!kj74ytwo days ago grey MacLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !kj74y:➽:➽:.➽.➽.➽.➽ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsPermanentGetPay-Hour$98…. .★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★::::::!kj74y….,….

  • Dominic Scalantti

    I’m not just talking about his time in the 40s I’m talking about the other 50+ years. (in our years Marvel universe has a sliding timescale)

    And his sexuality isn’t something I like about the character it’s just who he is. Ask yourself what’s so wrong with being straight that people want to make him gay/bisexual? Why is it that people feel the need to force an agenda on the character? You can have those same traits on a new character. Hell there are a bunch of gay/bisexual characters (Miss America, Giant-Man, Hulkling, Wiccan, Northstar, Moondragon, etc) in the comics right now yet I see no one trying to get support for them or try and garner more new LGBT characters. Nope, they’d rather try and change current characters. Most of which I might add don’t actually even read comics the LGBT comic readers that I know don’t want characters changed for the sake of diversity.

  • Dominic Scalantti

    Actually people were, now they are specifically targeting Steve to make gay/bisexual.

    Steve is straight and Peter is white just the way they were written.

    SIDE NOTE: Miles does have a current ongoing now.

  • Dominic Scalantti

    Miles was in the Ultimate Universe which is now gone, he’s in the main universe now.

    And in the main universe there is already 2 Captain Americas. Steve Rogers & Sam Wilson.

  • Lizzie Saint

    It’s not talking about the 40s and their reaction to it but him being a product of that time which I feel like you’ve completely missed that.

    There is nothing wrong with being straight much like there’s nothing wrong with being gay. The thing is, you’ve got these innumerable amount of characters (mostly represented as straight) and all these people that are starting to join the community but fail to find representation of themselves in the majority of what’s displayed on screen. And that’s where the problem lies. The moment that Marvel decides to put characters on the screen that are on the level of Iron Man and Captain America (also, let’s face it, the other Avengers aren’t even on the same level of them), then we can talk about it. But they’re not going to do it because the vast majority of the population don’t know who these LGBT characters are. As a result, making a movie about that character would have less return and, being in an entertainment industry, it’s all about the return. It would be much easier, from an industry and economical standpoint, to alter one trait of a character rather than invest however much $$$ to make people care about a character they don’t even know without prior introduction. Even if they do introduce that character in another movie as a supporting role, they’re going to have about a 2-5 year wait until they get their own standalone movie.

  • Dominic Scalantti

    “It’s not talking about the 40s and their reaction to it but him being a product of that time which I feel like you’ve completely missed that.”

    I understood your point it’s just irrelevant to the situation.

    “The thing is, you’ve got these innumerable amount of characters (mostly represented as straight) and all these people that are starting to join the community but fail to find representation of themselves in the majority of what’s displayed on screen. ”

    You say that like these characters have been insanely popular forever on screen. There characters were far from house hold names even 8 years ago. We’re not talking about Batman or Superman who had 14 movies. This is the first time they’re being adapted fans want the characters they read about not fan fiction to make other people happy. Cause according to you we can only relate to someone if we’re the same skin color or share the same sexual preference. It’s nice to have similarities sure but I can relate to all types of characters through their actions and difficult situations and relationship issues without making them into carbon copies of myself.

    “The moment that Marvel decides to put characters on the screen that are on the level of Iron Man and Captain America (also, let’s face it, the other Avengers aren’t even on the same level of them), then we can talk about it.”

    Again then lobby for new characters. Like I said before these characters were far from household names 8 years ago there’s nothing that says we can’t get a Young Avengers film or get Miss America in there, but the people have to show support for those characters not just bitch about them not existing when they do.

    “But they’re not going to do it because the vast majority of the population don’t know who these LGBT characters are.”

    The vast majority of the population didn’t know who many of these characters are LGBT characters included. Perhaps they should show and interest and find out about these characters and you know open a book.

    “As a result, making a movie about that character would have less return and, being in an entertainment industry, it’s all about the return.”

    Okay and you think making Captain America gay would solve this? Also why wouldn’t it make money? Guardians made money, Ant-Man made money, why not a gay character?

    “Even if they do introduce that character in another movie as a supporting role, they’re going to have about a 2-5 year wait until they get their own standalone movie.”

    What’s wrong with 2-5 years? Do you think movies are made over night? Thor a pretty popular character in the comics didn’t get his own movie until 2011 he first appeared in comics in 1962… You’d be lucky if you only had to wait 2-5 years for characters that have only been around for but a small fraction of the time.

  • Lizzie Saint

    I don’t think the time in which he grew up is irrelevant. It shapes the person that he is and if you want to talk about him not showing attraction to males (that is if they do decide to take the homosexual approach), then it is strongly relevant. I mean we, as humans, have so many ideologies ingrained in use from childhood and, while some of our ideas change as we grow, others are with us until the end.

    I’m not saying they’ve been insanely popular forever but there have been many movies and animated series about a handful of characters and, when building up an empire like this, it’s easiest to start with the most well known of the lot as a means of introducing the unfamiliar to the franchise. And if you’ve forgotten, there are years of movies and tv shows such as the old Captain America movies (which I proudly have despite how horrible they are) and the old avengers movies or the old animated series of spider man or blade or the fantastic four (seriously check out the list https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_based_on_Marvel_Comics).

    You also have to remember that being into comics wasn’t really a “cool” thing for many decades. As a result, there are people who just didn’t pay attention to it. To create a community you have to find a way to gather people’s interest. Anyone can sit there and talk about painting purism of comics but that does nothing for development. Whether or not these peoples have read the comics before or will read the comics after, it doesn’t make them any less of fans or any less deserving of representation than the rest of us. Now when you consider MOST (not saying all) comic characters that have extensive histories, they’re pretty much generic white characters with small differences. Yes there are those that don’t fit the criteria but when you’re talking to the general population they won’t know more than maybe 3 (talking about the Marvel universe alone).

    Also as much as I would love a Young Avengers or Miss America film or even an X-Men film that actually portrays Bobby Drake being gay simply to provide more diversity and representation for non-hetero viewers, we’re still a very far way from that being a reality. Not just because of the prejudices of many hollywood string-pullers but also because of other fans who put their foot down and just blatantly deny the need for on-screen homosexual superhero characters whether it is part of the character or not.

    I think it’s kinda exclusive to just put your foot down and be all “open a book”. Some people just don’t like to read comics, or books or anything besides text messages or emails. The whole comic culture developed into something that was meant to be inclusive of people who don’t fit in and it has now evolved beyond printed stories to visual stories. To deny people the right to enjoy something because of the medium of delivery, in laymen terms, kind of sucks. I mean, marvel could just have easily included LGBT characters as supportive roles, or Fox could have just as easily portrayed Deadpool’s pansexuality beyond making jokes but they didn’t. So what makes you think they will invest in bringing an unknown LGBT character to the big screen?

    To be fair, Ant-Man was still a decently well known character, though not necessarily well liked. Guardians of the Galaxy on the other hand was relatively unknown but did an amazing job. The thing is, when you focus on one character rather than a group of characters, you’re taking a larger risk because you have a larger ratio to appeal to whereas having >3 character allows more variety to appeal to different types of people.

    I’m not saying movies are made over night. I’m talking about the minimum time frame IF they choose to go down that road. The thing about Thor compared to the new characters is he had time to develop a following. These new characters don’t have that luxury.