The Disney Plus Marvel series Ironheart is expected to premiere on the streaming service later this year. As such, fans are eager to know more about the project and what to expect. Now actor Zoe Terakes promises that the series Ironheart will include representation for little trans kids and trans teens.
Zoe Terakes, a non-binary actor, revealed as much while speaking with Collider. They first began by explaining how little reputation they had as a child. As such, they believe that Ironheart will provide this kind of reputation for those children or teenagers watching today.
Here’s what Terakes specifically had to say about Ironheart and trans reputation:
“I think as trans people, growing up I didn’t get to see myself anywhere, so I didn’t really know that I existed. And especially not in a superhero show or movie,” Terakes said. “And so I think I just feel deeply grateful and moved that little trans kids and trans teens have something to look at and to know they exist and to know that they can have superpowers, and that that’s where we belong.”
They also shared how important it is that this reputation comes in the form of something like Ironheart:
“We don’t just belong in trauma stories on the fringes dying in things, you know? We belong there with the big guys. So yeah, it meant a lot to me.”
Of course, fans will have already noticed Disney’s efforts in making the MCU more diverse. We’ve seen it with such properties as Eternals, Loki, and Thor: Love and Thunder. Now fans will be able to add Ironheart to the list. Especially as it marks an all-new level of representation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on Ironheart and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we have them. Ironheart is expected to be released later this year.