Ellen Page makes no bones about her sexuality- she’s out for the world to see. When someone or something she believes may infringe upon it, she’s been known to be vocal about that. How it’s interpreted is up to you, but the X-Men and Umbrella Academy star recently caused a bit of a kerfuffle when she set her sights on Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt.
For some background, this started with Chris Pratt’s recent appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Nothing really out of the ordinary about that, but The Hollywood Reporter tweeted about the interview, saying that the Guardians of the Galaxy star, fresh from fasting, was talking about his spiritual side with Stephen Colbert. This is where Ellen Page entered the story yesterday, as she retweeted The Hollywood Reporter’s article, noting that Chris Pratt attends a church that is famously against LGBT persons. Here is the X-Men star’s tweet:
Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 8, 2019
So there’s the context for that. Then, earlier today, Ellen Page took to social media again to explain just why she called out the Guardians star. To Page, if an actor is part of an organization that hates a certain group of people, then said the actor should not be surprised if someone- in this case, Ellen Page- wonders why it isn’t addressed. To Page, being anti-LGBT is wrong, and if those discriminated types want to speak their feelings, she believes that people should listen. Here are those particular tweets from today:
If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong, there aren’t two sides. The damage it causes is severe. Full stop. Sending love to all
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 9, 2019
If lgbtq+ people are expressing their pain, their trauma, their experiences…maybe just try and listen? Open your heart, stop being defensive and have compassion. It’s a beautiful and life changing feeling, empathy.
Much love truly to all.
— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) February 9, 2019
This isn’t a political page or forum, so we’re not even going to attempt to wade into that pool. That being said, what do you think of Ellen Page calling attention to Chris Pratt’s church and faith? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
In the meantime, you can see the X-Men actress star in The Umbrella Academy, which hits Netflix on February 15. You can see Chris Pratt in Avengers: Endgame, which arrives in theaters on April 26, 2019.
Here is the plot synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”