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The Hollywood Reporter reported on May 23 that actor Eddie Marsan partially based his villainous character on Christians (all below emphasis mine).
The hatred on display in Charlottesville also ended up seeping into the fabric of Deadpool 2. At the time, Eddie Marsan was crafting his character, the Headmaster, an evil man who runs the Essex school for mutants. The Headmaster torments young mutants and teaches them that their powers are sinful. Marsan has just a short amount of screen time to bring the character to life, and in the original script, there was a lot less detail about the character.
“We knew it was going to be a bad guy in this position doing these nefarious things,” says director David Leitch, who cracked the character with Marsan. “But I got on the phone with Eddie. ‘It’s not a lot of dialogue, how can we make this feel creepy? How do we make this guy feel nefarious? How do we define him physically through your voice?’”
Marsan recalls that Leitch pitched the character as like someone “asking kids to pray away their gay.”
There’s nothing unique about Hollywood hating Christians. And there isn’t anything unusual about Hollywood villainizing Christians in its productions. Furthermore, that trend is not going to change.
But I can create different villains—true villains—in the stories I create. That’s what I’ve already done and that’s what I’ll continue doing.
My stories have or will have villains who are sodomites, autotheists, communists, journalists, educators, psychologists, entertainment figures, heretics, and so forth. They are different than what Hollywood is doing and more accurate when compared to real life.
If movies that villainize Christians and glorify sodomy are your thing, then Deadpool 2 is for you. But if you’re looking for something entirely different, keep reading my books and other fiction.