Being gay is becoming more accepted, so we have to start incorporating it in to movie franchises like this to further embrace it?
I get that they aren't actually going to take this direction in the movie, but, there is no need to go changing things to 'update it' so it coincides with what is 'in' with modern society.
I don't care if a movie revolves around gay characters, but, when you take something like a well known comic book series and tweak the characters like that, it's ridiculous and ruins everything.
I have this same beef with race changing characters. If they are a certain race originally, keep the same race in the movies, how fucking hard is this? Spawn isn't white, so don't cast a white guy to play him. Pretty damn simple.
The fact is he wasn't gay That's stupid to change to make some kind of political statement. It will get allot of promotion allot of plugs in the gay community but comic purests will not be very supportive of this change.
Why not make Spiderman a chick?
When you change to much it's no longer the same character.