Over the weekend we posted the first images of Russell Tovey as the Arrow-verse’ first live-action, openly gay hero, The Ray. While many people were excited just to have Tovey show up for a major crossover event between The Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow, there was an extra treat in store.
One scene in ‘Crisis On Earth X’, saw Tovey and Wentworth Miller sharing a smooch! Miller has been part of the Arrow-verse for several years as villain turned reluctant hero Captain Cold (aka Leonard Snart). Tovey’s Ray though comes from an alternate universe in which the Nazis won the Second World War, and it turns out that in that world, a version of Snart, known there as Citizen Cold, is his lover.
The result is something it’s difficult to imagine ever happening even 10 years ago – two openly gay actors, playing superheroes on a major TV show, sharing a loving kiss! Take a look at a gif of the moment below.
The crossover event will air on Sky 1 in the UK next week.