Words: Alastair James; pictures: Instagram/@indyamoore and DC.fandom
Pose star Indya Moore has been cast in the upcoming sequel to 2018’s Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa.
The non-binary transgender actor, who made their name in the role as Angel Evangelista in the hit show Pose, has been cast as a villain, according to reports.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to be released on 16 December 2022.
“This is going to be good”
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Moore had been cast in the role of Karshon, a longstanding villain in the DC comics universe. The character, who is usually seen pitted against a different DC hero (the Green Lantern) was originally a shark who after being hit with radiation gained intelligence and telepathic powers.
Posting on Instagram, the actress said: “Soooo excited, sooo grateful. This is going to be good. Thank you for welcoming me DC Comics."
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As well Moore, Jani Zhao, and Vincent Regan have also been announced to be joining the film’s cast, which already includes returning actors, Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Amber Heard, and Dolph Lundgren.
Moore’s casting is a good step forward for a genre of movie that is sorely lacking when it comes to LGBTQ representation.
Disney has been promising better representation in its Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time after failing to deliver. In Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo playing an extremely minor character, who mentioned going on a date with a man.
More recently, the Disney+ show, Loki, saw the titular character be identified as bisexual and genderfluid - both traits seen in the comics. Marvel's Eternals, due for release, later this year, will feature the movie series' first major gay character, Phastos, played by Michael Tyree Henry.
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