Marvel recently Cast its first MCU Non-Binary Actor

Woohoo! Marvel gang. The recent update on MCU will certainly blow your mind. In its films for cinemas and on Disney+, Marvel Studios has ramped up its efforts to increase representation. The MCU is moving forward in this aspect for the Multiverse epic, and studio president Kevin Feige has openly acknowledged the franchise’s intentions to do so on several occasions.

General Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, is reportedly involved in a same-sex relationship in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the concluding film in Phase 4 as the Wakandan people discover their role in the world. In addition, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness provided Xochitl Gomez’s America Chavez with her long-awaited MCU premiere, detailing her narrative in its entirety even if it resulted in the film being banned in some international territories.

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According to rumors, Marvel is even considering casting its first non-binary character in the upcoming film Ironheart, increasing the representation of historically underrepresented groups of individuals. With the recent casting announcement for this eagerly anticipated Disney+ show, that information has now been official in many nations.

Ironheart Casts MCU’s First Non-Binary Actor


Shea Couleé will be joining the cast of Ironheart, a Marvel Studios film slated for release in the fall of 2023, according to Deadline. The actor becomes the first non-binary actor to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe within Marvel Studios thanks to their inclusion in the Disney+ series.

Couleé recently won RuPaul’s Drag Race, albeit their exact role in the show is now unknown. On Twitter, they expressed their excitement about being a part of this fantastic project” alongside Marvel Studios in response to the news.

In addition to celebrating the news on Instagram, Couleé highlighted how much acting was something she had always wanted to accomplish before entering the drag community.