Disney is making strides by introducing its first overtly homosexual character within the upcoming “Jungle Cruise” film, which can characteristic an enormous popping out scene … however there’s one necessary step that’s lacking.
A check screening of the movie passed off final week — it’ll get a large launch in 2020 — and sources who attended inform TMZ Disney avoids utilizing the phrase “gay” when Jack Whitehall‘s character, McGregor, comes out to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
We’re advised, at one level, McGregor has a heart-to-heart with The Rock’s lead character, Frank, about relationship historical past … and McGregor makes it very clear he isn’t into women. Keep in thoughts, this flick isn’t set in trendy instances.
McGregor explains to “Frank” his household had tried arranging marriages for him with a number of ladies, however he didn’t wanna marry any of them — or any lady, for that matter. He additionally says Emily Blunt‘s character, Lily (his sister within the film), was the one one in his fam to just accept him and assist him whatever the “person” he loves.
We’re advised the scene was well-received by the viewers, however the obvious omission of a pronoun to explain McGregor’s love curiosity didn’t go unnoticed.
Unclear if the scene will make the ultimate minimize — however ya gotta think about it should, given how important a transfer it’s for Disney to incorporate a homosexual character in an motion blockbuster.
There was already backlash from the LGBTQ neighborhood over Whitehall’s casting earlier this summer season — he’s a straight man taking part in a homosexual character — and now, it’s apparent Disney’s watching its step even nearer because it tiptoes into the 21st Century.
One small step for homosexual illustration … however nonetheless lots to go.