Spider-Man star Tom Holland wants more LGBTQ Marvel characters

Tom Holland says Marvel Studios needs to be more inclusive by putting more LGBTQ and minority characters in its movies.

The Spider-Man: Far From Home star made the comments in a recent interview, saying he'd support a queer future storyline for his Peter Parker / Spider-Man character.

"The world isn't as simple as a straight white guy," Holland told the Sunday Times.

"It doesn't end there, and these films need to represent more than one type of person."

He's not the first Marvel Cinematic Universe star to call for greater representation in the films.

Brie Larsen, who plays Captain Marvel in the franchise, said it "breaks her heart" to hear that gay fans thought they would never see a gay superhero on the big screen while growing up.

"I don't understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn't allowed to be a superhero," she told Vanity Fair.

"So to me it's like, we gotta move faster. But I'm always wanting to move faster with this stuff."

Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently in New Zealand cinemas.