July 31, 2019 at 3:37 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Report: Marvel casting for a transgender superhero
Tessa Thompson as Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first LGBTQ superhero, Valkyrie. (Screenshot via YouTube.)

Marvel Studios is reportedly casting for a transgender role in one of its upcoming film projects.

Geeks WorldWide reports that Marvel has sent out a casting call for a character named Jessica. The call is looking for any “transwoman actress of any ethnicity in her 20s to 30s.”

Filming would begin in 2020 which narrows down the possible projects to “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Loki,” “Hawkeye” or “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

Geeks WorldWide thinks the casting could be for Sera, a character in “Thor” and “Marvel’s only existing transwoman superhero.”

“Pose” star Angelica Ross has made it clear she would love to be a part of the franchise tweeting, “Ummmm @Marvel? They keep asking if I’m joining the family. You want to tell ‘em?”

“Thor: Love and Thunder” will already include a confirmed LGBTQ storyline with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) being MCU’s first LGBTQ superhero.

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