Fans have taken to Twitter pleading Marvel/Disney to give Captain America a boyfriend! So, who should be Steve Rogers' man?
First came the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, which saw fans asking Disney to give Frozen's Elsa a girlfriend in the upcoming Frozen 2. Idina Menzel gave her support to this cause! Then fans of the Captain America franchise took to Twitter, demanding that Disney/Marvel #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend. Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, has already had two heterosexual relationships in the movies: Peggy Carter, followed by her niece Sharon. But, it's safe to say Cap's romantic life ins't anything to write home about. Arguably, the most important relationship he's made over his many years, is with his dear friend Bucky Barnes. In Civil War, Cap is seen going the extra mile to protect his bestie from the government and his Avengers colleague, and good friend, Tony Stark. Check out some of the best tweets on the subject below picked out by the Independent.
#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend because in what world is dating your dead girlfriends niece more acceptable than dating a guy?— eilish (@thirlwallvanlis) 24 May 2016
A romance between Bucky and Cap is so blindingly obvious that we can't believe Marvel's writers haven't jumped at the chance to put the two of them together. Also, as one of the brilliant tweets above points out, how is starting a relationship with your dead girlfriend's niece more acceptable than being gay? It isn't. It's downright weird, and kind of creepy. But you know what they say, keep it in the family. Captain America: Civil War has now hit the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, but it doesn't feature any LGBT characters, no Marvel movie has so far. So, it's about time that they get their act together and incorporate a gay character and a healthy gay relationship into their movies. We've already written about how Disney should reveal that Poe Dameron is gay in Star Wars: Episode 8, which is another series severely lacking in any gay or lesbian protagonists. Come on Disney, get with the times! Should Bucky and Cap be together?