Dean Cain, who played Superman in the 90s on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993 to 1997, is not happy with the latest announcement that the character is now bisexual. The actor slammed DC comics on Fox & Friends on Tuesday when asked what his thoughts were on the change that the company is calling a “brave move”.
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‘I Say They’re bandwagoning’
The 55-year-old was straightforward when he pointed out that the company is not making any significant changes, in fact, “They said it’s a bold new direction, I say they’re bandwagoning,” he claimed on the news program. He further defended his comments by going on more or less a rant about DC comics and the bad choices they are making.
“Robin just came out as bi — who’s really shocked about that one?” he quipped. “The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in [the TV series] ‘Supergirl,’ where I played the father, was gay.” The actor was clearly over the whole movement.
“So 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.”
‘He’s Dating A Hacktivist’
Cain was also annoyed with the kind of action that Superman will come up against. “They’re talking about having him fight climate change and the deportation of refugees and he’s dating a hacktivist — whatever a hacktivist is.”
What would be more impressive is having him fight for gay rights apparently. “Brave would be having him fighting for the rights of gay people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay.”
Or better yet, “why don’t they have him fight the injustices that created the refugees whose deportation he’s protesting?”
Dean Knows Bravery
“That would be brave, I’d read that,” he said of his ideas. “Or fighting for the rights of women to attend school and have the ability to work and live and boys not to be raped by men under the new warm and fuzzy Taliban… that would be brave.”
Cain doesn’t have a vendetta against DC comics, even though it seems like he does. But it was only a few months ago, in the summer that he slammed a Captain America comic that questioned if the “American dream exists”.
“I love the concept of Captain America, but I am so tired of this wokeness and anti-Americanism.” He called America the “greatest country in history,” and seemed genuinely disgusted that it had fallen in that direction.
Some Background For You
Earlier this week DC announced that the new comic Superman: Son of Kal-El, will feature Jon embarking on a relationship with a hacktivist and much like his father, struggling to balance life and work.
The artist of the comic, John Timms is optimistic about the changes. “It will be interesting to see him not only trying to find himself as a person but a global superhero in the complex atmosphere of modern life.”
Cain hasn’t commented any further, but, really, what more could have to say?