‘New Mutants’ Director, Maisie Williams Tout Gay Love Story Between Main Characters

Much buzz has been made over “The Eternals” featuring the first openly gay superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but “The New Mutants” director and co-writer Josh Boone says his upcoming tentpole will be the first to feature groundbreaking queer representation in a comic book movie.

Boone tells Entertainment Weekly that “The New Mutants” includes a gay love story between the characters Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams) and Danielle Moonstar (Blu Hunt).

These characters are two of the five mutants that make up the film’s title, which means “New Mutants” is set to be the rare comic book that prioritizes an Lgbtq+ narrative.

Boone says the gay love story is “sort of the spine and focus of some of the character-driven stuff in the film.”Maisie Williams tells Entertainment Weekly the gay love story is an extension of the comic book, where Rahne and Danielle are linked by a telepathic connection.

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