Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer was discharged recently. It has the Internet buzzing about MCU timelines, Peter and MJ’s young love, and how Jake Gyllenhaal will make an extraordinary Mysterio.
Another critical theme that is risen since the trailer’s discharge is diversity.
One fan went as far as dissecting Tom Holland’s Instagram story and saw that the film may highlight a Muslim character. And then, we discovered that the film will also highlight two trans actors.
not only that, but we have two trans actors playing students as well, one of which is a black man. ffh is going to be a diverse masterpiece https://t.co/4vSayiODb3
— juliah (@spideystights) September 30, 2018
“I have no idea who that girl from Tom Holland’s ig story is playing in Spiderman Far From Home but if we’re actually getting a Muslim character who’s more than just an extra in the movie I’m gonna build Jon Watts a shrine,” wrote @infinitystony.
Who are these actors?
While it’s still vague who the lady is, the way she’s hanging with Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson) indicates she’s in more than an extra.
“Not only that, but we have two trans actors playing students as well, one of which is a black man. ffh is going to be a diverse masterpiece,” @spideystights responded.
As indicated by Advocate, the two trans actors are named Zach Barack and Tyler Luke Cunningham.
Barack will play a friend of Peter’s though Cunningham is recorded as a featured extra.
As indicated by IMDB, Barack is an actor, vocalist, and entertainer from suburbia of Chicago.
Cunningham is an actor who has featured in five scenes of the BBC’s Boy Meets Girl in 2016.
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The above post from October indicates him wearing a Spidey coat, which spread over from London to Prague to Venice.
Tom Holland also posted a photo of some of the Far From Home cast meeting Baz Luhrmann, which features Barack.
The previous summer, it was revealed that the film was hoping to cast “a 18-22 year old of any ethnicity, to play a gender non-conforming student.”
Considering Barack is playing a friend of Peter’s, there’s a possibility this role was eventually filled by him.
“The very first thing I made was a look book of what I wanted the world to look like and what the kids should look like and the high school should look like,” he said back in 2017. “I lived in New York for thirteen years and it should look like a school in New York, it shouldn’t look like a school in the Midwest in the 50s.”
Director, Jon Watts felt that making the film diverse was essential, particularly since the teenager characters are all from New York.
We value Watts’ viewpoint and we’re eager to see more inclusion, particularly for trans actors, in the MCU.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 5, 2019.