The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been doing a great job creating an inclusive casting and helping break stereotypes. As we have seen it in their major black cast movie Black Panther and Peter Dinklage in Avengers movie, marvel takes diversity seriously and does a good job at being more inclusive than any other competitor in market. Recently marvel has taken a step forward on the journey of becoming more inclusive and casted a transgender actor.
NBCN news has shared that ‘Spider Man-Far From Home’ will have a transgender actor among other cast. Ever since fans are over the moon and can’t shut up talking about it. Fans are constantly singing songs of praise for marvel.
According to NBCN Zach Barack, is the first trans actor to land a role in a big budgeted super hero movie. As reported by Ann Thomas, manager of Barack, he will appear as classmate of Peter and the role carries significance and has lines. However it is unclear if the character Barack will be paying would have a gender identity like his.
Barack is represented by his manager Ann Thomas, who in 2015 founded Transgender Talent, the first Hollywood transgender talent management company. Zack Barack is only 23 years old and has previously has also guest-starred on Spectrum TV’s “L.A.’s Finest,” Another fellow trans actor will also appear in the same movie as an extra. The name of actor is reported to be ‘Tyler Luke Cunningham’ who is famous for his role in BBC sitcom ‘Boy meets Girl’. Whatever the significance of roles of these two actors are LGBT community is thrilled that they are finally getting a representation and there is hope for more acknowledgement.
I am personally glad that we are becoming more and more accepting towards diversity and moving ahead pf the times when certain segments of society were marginalized for the traits they have by birth.