Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff is set to be Marvel's first deaf superhero!
During San Diego Comic-Con on July 20, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed some details about the upcoming film, The Eternals. It was revealed that Ridloff will play the role of Makkari, making her the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This casting is MAJOR because the character Makkari is not originally deaf. And not only is he a hearing person but also white male. While Lauren is a deaf Mexican/African American female.
Zhao said that the film is about "this group of incredible immortals but through their journey we really get to explore what it means to be human and humanity on our time on this planet."
The film is shooting in London and is set for release on November 6, 2020.
Marvel is really changing up the diversity game in Hollywood!