Upcoming Spider-Man Film to Be First Marvel Movie to Cast Openly Trans Actors

Upcoming Marvel blockbuster Spider-Man: Far From Home will make history as Marvel’s first superhero film to cast openly trans actors, according to the Advocate.

Two openly trans actors will be featured in the film. Zach Barack will play Peter Parker’s (played by Tom Holland) best friend, while Tyler Luke Cunningham will be a featured extra.

Image courtesy of Tyler Luke Cunningham via Instagram

After the trailer was revealed, Barack said the ability to work with other trans actors is “a gift.”

According to Gay Times, the first Spider-Man installment in the current reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, also featured a transgender actress, Josie Totah. However, she was not openly trans ta the time and played a gay male student.

A behind-the-scenes picture was leaked on Twitter of the film, which caused fans to speculate whether the film will also include Muslim representation.

The teaser trailer shows that Tom Holland and Zendaya will both be returning to the franchise, and Jake Gyllenhaal will be introduced as villain/anti-hero, Mysterio.

In the film, according to IMDb, “Peter Parker goes on a school trip to Europe with his friends. While abroad, he is recruited by Nick Fury to team up with Mysterio to battle the Elementals.”

Spider-Man: Far From Home comes to theaters July 5, 2019.