“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is the first Marvel film to cast two transgender actors, according to the Advocate.
Zach Barack will portray Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) friend and Tyler Luke Cunningham will be seen as a featured extra. Cunningham appeared as Charlie in the second season of BBC Two’s sitcom “Boy Meets Girl.”
Speculation was already swirling during filming when the actors were spotted behind-the-scenes. In one photo Holland posted on Instagram, Barack can be seen second from the right.
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 will never recover (@spideystights) September 30, 2018
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home” follows Peter as he embarks on a vacation to Europe with his friends. His relaxation is cut short when he encounters Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) who recruits him to help solve the mystery of several elemental creature attacks.
The film hits theaters on July 5. Watch the trailer below.