Excitement over the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” trailer that was recently released excited fans at the chance to see Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio.
Now everyone has another reason to get excited over the diversity that will be in this film.
One person on Twitter pointed out, “we have two trans actors playing students as well, one of which is a black man. ffh is going to be a diverse masterpiece,” they wrote.
Another brought attention to Zoha Rahman, a Muslim actress who has a part in the movie.
The two trans actors in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” are Zach Barack and Tyler Luke Cunningham.
Cunningham is listed as a featured extra and Barack, 22, will play a friend of Peter Parker who joins him on a school trip to Venice.
Barack shared a picture of himself on location in Venice saying, “Who knew I was gonda-like Venice so much.”
Cunningham also expressed his appreciation for Spidey with a picture of himself in a Spider-Man sweater.
Director Jon Watts told ComicBook that since the teens are from New York, it is important to show diversity.
“The very first thing I made was a look book of what I wanted the world to look like, and what the kids should look like and the high school should look like. I lived in New York for 13 years, and it should look like a school in New York, it shouldn’t look like a school in the Midwest in the 50s.”