Despite calls for them to do better, Marvel Studios continues to break ground when it comes to better representation on-screen. With perhaps no better example than next year'sIronheart, the MCU is now led by a much more diverse cast.
Shea Coulee, a RuPaulsDrag Racefan-favorite in the Disney+ series, will join Thorne as the young genius, revealing a new boundary in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The AndIronhearts' rich cast does not stop there, as yet another name is threatening to take their place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's mosaic.
Marvel Welcomes Zoe Terakas
Zoe Terakas, a transgender and non-binary actor, has been reported to be joining the Disney+ seriesIronheart in a key role. They are the first transgender actor to appear in the MCU on Disney+. No specific details have been released about theirrole.
Terakas shared their reaction to the casting announcement, declaring on Twitterthis ones for the trans guys n girls n theys:
this one for the trans guys n girls n theys:anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart:::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::anatomical_heart::::::: so much love.
Zack Barack from Spider-Man: Far From Home is the only openly trans actor to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Nine Perfect StrangersandWentworthactorjoins
A casting call earlier this year revealed that Ironheart is looking for an actor to play a transgender character who has been described as smart, confident, and with a strange bent and unique sense of humor. It's unconfirmed who will play this role.
Ironheart Welcomes All
Marvel Studios understands that representation is important. In recent years, the studio has been attempting to diversify its cinematic universe in an effort to better represent the real world.
Andironheart is a shining example of what that can accomplish. A wider segment of the public will now be able to see themselves represented on-screen. Marvel continues to demonstrate that they are serious about improving on-screen representation.
Terekas' future roles are anyone's guess. Depending on their age, they may be associated with Riri Willaims in some way, perhaps on the campus of MIT.
Ironheartis will launch on Disney+ in the Fall of 2023.