RuPaul No Big Spider-Man Fan But Superman Soars: "Clark Kent Is Hot"

It seems only appropriate that Emmy Award-winning "Drag Race" franchise host RuPaul weigh on on a "Marvel vs. DC" matter on the same day that Roku released its official trailer for the Russo Brothers' docuseries examining the two companies' feud, the Kevin Smith-narrated Slugfest. Checking in with host Jimmy Kimmel on ABC's late-night talks show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, RuPaul made it clear that Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter-ego's popularity is lost on him. "A couple of [your] writers, I asked them, 'What's the thing with Spider-Man?' I get Superman, I get Wonder Woman, I've never gotten Spider-Man," he revealed while discussing the time earlier this year when he guest-hosted for Kimmel. When pressed by Kimmel for a reason why, RuPaul responded, "You know, I think because I'm gay. I think that's probably it." But when it comes to DC's Superman, that's a no-brainer. Seeing The Man of Steel as "the story of Christ" and "an ascended master," RuPaul says Superman "represents the hidden specialness and uniqueness that each of us has." When Kimmel countered with how Spider-Man speaks to young people to let them know that anyone can be a superhero, RuPaul countered with what is clearly the undeniable knockout punch: "Clark Kent is hot."

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Along with not understanding all of the hoopla surrounding Spider-Man, RuPaul also reminisces more about guest-hosting Kimmel's show (including some "dirty charades" with the staff), not giving gifts at Christmas, his new movie The Bitch Who Stole Christmas, the controversy surrounding a RuPaul ornament that was for sale, and the 14th season of RuPaul's Drag Race:

With the series set to leap tall, intense storylines in a single bound starting January 11th, here's a look at a new trailer for the second season of The CW's Superman & Lois:

Now here's a look at the cast from The CW's Superman & Lois offering a look behind the scenes on Season 2 production:

In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world's most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, "Teen Wolf") and comic books' most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, "Grimm"), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.

The CW's Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent aka Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent, Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent, Dylan Walsh as Samuel Lane, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Wolé Parks as John Henry, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo, Stacey Farber as Leslie Larr, and Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge. Along with Jenna Dewan returning to the role of Lucy Lane, Djouliet Amara (Riverdale, The Porter) joins the cast as a new student at Smallville High whose past is riddled with secrets. Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf, Yellowstone) is also on board, as the new DOD boss Lt. Mitch Anderson. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (The Flash) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. Berlanti Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lee Toland Krieger directs the pilot from a story by  Berlanti and Helbing, with a teleplay by Helbing.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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