Marvel Studios is reportedly looking to cast a transgender actor to portray an upcoming trans superhero in its “Stage Four” films now on the drawing board.
According to a widely cited report at Geeks WorldWide, the comic book film giant has put out a casting call for a character temporarily named “Jessica.” The actor sought is to be a real-life transgender woman of color between 20 and 35 years of age.
The five films currently gearing up for production in Marvel’s “Phase Four” scheme are a fourth Thor film, a second Doctor Strange adventure, a film following Thor villain Loki, one featuring Hawkeye, and a film to focus on yet unseen martial arts character, Shang-Chi.
However, many comic book websites are speculating that the trans character will be based on the Marvel Comics character Sera, a character in the Thor comic book mythology.
Sera is a wingless male angel who “identifies” as a woman and was imprisoned in a temple in the “Tenth Realm” until befriended by Thor’s half-sister, Angela. Sera and Angela became lovers, naturally.
In the comics, the Tenth Realm was walled off from Thor’s Asgard by Thor’s father, Odin, after the angels tried to start a war with Asgard. Thor and his troublesome brother Loki discovered that their half-sister, Angela, had been imprisoned in the walled off realm and they cooperated to re-open the Tenth Realm.
Many fans and members of the comics scene media assume that the advertised transgender character will be used to add some of all of this Thor comic book history to the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
It may make sense since the upcoming Thor film will feature actress Natalie Portman taking over the role of Thor from beefcake actor Chris Hemsworth. Not to mention that the previously seen Thor character Valkyrie will be confirmed as a lesbian in the upcoming film.
Marvel is going woke big time in Phase Four.
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