Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Ray: DC's gay superhero is fighting oppression wherever it exists

The Ray is coming soon, and guess what? He's a gay superhero, said to be the first to lead his own series.

According to Digital Spy the new DC Series from the creators of The Flash and Supergirl, is set to air on CW Seed, and is a spinoff from Arrow.

The series takes place in an alternate history timeline in which Germany won the Second World War, and now rules the United States.

The synopsis:

Raymond 'Ray' Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light, into a weapon of mass destruction.

But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a genetic light bomb, which resulted in him obtaining light-based powers.

His mission is to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists.

The Ray first appeared in DC Comics back in 1940, and in the past has been featured as a member of the Justice League.

Check out the first trailer for 'The Ray', which premiered at Comic Con last month:

Actor John Barrowman, who stars in Arrow said last year he felt it was time an openly gay superhero took the spotlight.

In response to a question about whether or not the audience would be ready for it, Barrowman said: "Personally, I don't care if they are, or not. It's time we had one."

CW Seed already has an Arrow spinoff 'Vixen' and the network are looking at Vixen and The Ray crossing over onto the 'Arrow' live action TV series.

'Freedom Fighters: The Ray' is set for release at the end of the year.

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