From a career perspective, playing a superhero is full of perks. Actors get to undergo strength and martial arts training to prepare for the role, possibly train in wire work, and embody a character with a pre-existing and dedicated fan base. In the last decade, many although not all actors playing iconic superheroes have seen their careers soar. Hoards of children dress up as their characters for Halloween, and they are met by thousands of screaming fans at film premiers. Often, the role comes as part of a multi-movie package, ensuring a multi-year paycheck potentially worth millions of dollars. None of these characters would have been on screen in or before, when the idea of an LGBT superhero in a blockbuster movie was anathema to Hollywood.