Ex-Superman Dean Cain says making the character bisexual is not “brave”

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 24: Host Dean Cain speaks onstage during the 24th Family Film Awards at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City on March 24, 2021 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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DC Comics shocked the world when it announced that its new Superman would be bisexual. Every Superman comic edition, until this year, has been of straight sexuality. Ex-Superman actor, Dean Cain, suggests that the company is ‘bandwagoning’ and simply trying to gain an advantage.

Cain played Superman between 1993 and 1997 in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. At the peak of its popularity, the show would bring in an average of 15 million viewers per episode. However, Cain isn’t the biggest fan of the new Superman, saying it would’ve been brave if the character was bisexual 20 years ago.

“They said it’s a bold new direction. I say they’re bandwagoning. I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave. But brave would be having him fight for the rights of gay people in Iran.”

That would be brave. I’d read that. Or fighting for the rights of women to attend school and work and live and boys not to be raped by men under the new warm and fuzzy Taliban. There’s real evil in this world today, real corruption, and government overreach. It’d be great to tackle those issues, and I’d like to see the character doing that.”

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Jon Kent took the mantle of Superman in DC’s newest comic

The fifth issue of the DC comic series Superman: Son of Kal-El will confirm that Jon Kent is a bisexual. There’ll be a connection between Clark Kent’s famous partner, Lois Lane, and Jon Kent’s partner Jay Nakamura. As it turns out, Nakamura is a male reporter in Metropolis, drawing similarity to Lane.

The ‘Son of Kal-El’ comics series focuses on the new Superman, who struggles with the overwhelming responsibilities of defending Earth. Nakamura was introduced in the third issue, and he provided Jon Kent as a shoulder to lean on.

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