Valorie Curry will join an Amazon series called "The Boys," Marvel might cast a major nonbinary character in "Ironheart," and "Doctor Who" will feature a trans character.
Pansexual Actor Joins Cast of ‘The Boys’
Amazon series “The Boys” made recent announcements about its cast including the addition of the character Firecracker who will be played by pansexual actor Valorie Curry.
Curry first came out in 2019 in celebration of National Coming Out Day via Instagram.
“I’ve posted a lot in the last year without saying anything directly, so here goes: I’m a queer woman. For a long time, I identified as bisexual, but now that I have the language and the understanding, pansexual feels more authentic (and who wouldn’t want to be associated with Pan?)” said Curry.
Following the announcement, “The Boys” showrunner Eric Kripke said, “These new Supes are some of the best and craziest ever written for ‘The Boys.’ You are going to love them. And by love,” he clarified, “I mean be absolutely horrified and a tiny bit nauseous.”
Marvel Reportedly Casting Major Nonbinary Character for ‘Ironheart’
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Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige has publicly confirmed that they have put a renewed focus on providing more representation in their projects in theaters and on Disney+. The franchise has been taking steps to achieve that goal in the latest Multiverse saga.
Although not confirmed that the character will be non-binary, Marvel cast their first non-binary actor, Shea Couleé, in the cast of “Ironheart” which is set to release in fall 2023.
Couleé was a recent winner on “RuPaul's Drag Race” and they responded to the new via Twitter saying, "BEYOND excited to be strutting out of the Werkroom right into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Words cannot express how excited I am to be a part of this amazing project! Acting was my first love, and I’m thrilled to be doing it again in such a big way!"
Yasmin Finney Confirms her ‘Doctor Who’ Character is Trans
Yasmin Finney. Photo via Instagram.
Actress Yasmin Finney confirmed that her character, Rose, in the upcoming “Doctor Who” series is trans, making her one of the only trans characters in the show’s history.
Finney made the announcement during a speech at the fourth annual Trans+ March and while addressing, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “My character is trans so, Boris, I hope you see ‘Heartstopper,’ I hope you see ‘Doctor Who,’ because I exist, and I know you know I exist.”
“Life on ‘Doctor Who’ gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose? You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the ‘Doctor Who’ set,” Showrunner Russell T. Davies told BBC. “We all fell in love with her in ‘Heartstopper,’ one of those shows which changes the world, and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!”
Davies is keeping details about Finney’s character under wraps.
The 14th season comes out in October for its 60th-anniversary celebration.