The UK Mail’s revealed that the character of Pedro Pena in the new sequel to the live action Shazam movie is homosexual, proving further that Warner Bros. and New Line are quite open to wokeness:
Shazam! Fury of the Gods screenwriters have confirmed superhero Pedro Peña is gay as they described being ‘more forthright’ about his sexuality in the upcoming sequel.
‘The only new addition for this movie is being a lot more forthright about Pedro being gay,’ screenwriter Henry Gayden told Dorkaholics in an interview with co-writer Chris Morgan.
‘And that was hinted at in the first movie very subtly,’ Gayden explained. ‘And I thought it was really important and really, really fought for us including that and bringing that to the fore in this movie.’
Pedro, played by Jovan Armand and D.J. Cotrona, briefly alluded to his sexuality in a scene from the first film after the kids were teleported to a strip club.
As they left, Pedro remarked, ‘Not my thing.’
If that’s the only new thing they could think of, it’s clear there’s not much to look forward to, as this is bound to be just another movie where they won’t tackle serious issues. Probably the only good thing here is the two actresses, Meagan Good and Grace Caroline Currey, in their costumes, and even that’s bound to be ruined by the political correctness permeating the atmosphere.
John Nolte at Breitbart responded to the news with the following:
Heaven knows he couldn’t turn down the offer to go to a strip club because such a thing went against his religious beliefs. Those characters are not allowed in movies unless they’re evil hypocrites. Well, what that “not my thing” moment also revealed is that Pedro is a stick in the mud. Plenty of people, including straight women, go to strip clubs for the laughs and camaraderie. But Pedro is so super-homosexual he can’t violate his homosexuality.
Pedro said looking at naked women is “not my thing.”
Does that make it okay for all the other Shazams not to go to a gay bar? Or is it still homophobia for straight men to not want to be around homosexuality but perfectly okay for gay men not to want to be around heterosexuality?
No doubt, that’s the stealth message being pushed, just for starters. So the Pena character is apparently being emphasized as an Opposite Sex Rejector, and when the screenwriters make it all that extreme, they’re demonstrating quite a bit of contempt for the character, by turning him into a form of isolationist.
This could possibly explain why it looks like the sequel film is being released with little or no fanfare, because the identity politics in the screenplay could be so blatant, it’s dispiriting. What began in the Golden Age with C.C. Beck and Otto Binder’s creations for Fawcett Comics deserves far better than the pretentious live action movies being foisted on us now.
Originally published here.