Filipino fans campaign for actress Kate Valdez as new Marvel hero Wave for the MCU

Filipino fans campaign for actress Kate Valdez as new Marvel hero Wave for the MCU

Fans of popular Filipina actress Kate Valdez start trending campaign to play Wave in the MCU. First appearance of Wave sells out from distributor Diamond.

Filipina actress Kate Valdez is being carried on a Wave of social-media trending due to a new superhero published by Marvel Comics.

In War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas # 1, writer Greg Pak and artist Gang-Hyuk Lim introduced the Cebu, Philippines-based heroine and buzzed with her eventual live-action appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The day before Wave's first appearance hit comic-book stores in America, fans of Valdez stormed Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with a #KateForWave campaign. Their mission is to create enough stateside awareness of the actress to be considered for Wave. In a few hours, the #KateForWave posts were liked and shared thousands of times on Facebook, even inspiring a YouTube fan-made trailer with Valdez meeting Thanos and Nick Fury.

Valdez is an 18-year-old actress and model signed to the GMA Network in the Philippines, one of the country's largest TV companies with millions of viewers globally. Valdez' most recent series, the soap opera Onanay, hit No. 1 in the ratings in the Philippines and her acting was critically acclaimed. A statuesque beauty, Valdez has played a fantasy character before in 2016's Encantadia as Mira.

Developed by Pak and artist Leinil Francis Yu, Wave was announced to tremendous excitement in the Philippines but retailers in the U.S. under-ordered copies. When the comic was released a day after the #KateForWave campaign, artist Mico Suayan's variant cover with Wave vanished quickly from stores and began selling on Ebay for $250. The regular edition is now sold out on distributor Diamond with a second printing coming soon.

For Valdez, Wave opens the door for the possibility of a Filipina TV hero becoming one for an entire and Marvelous universe.
DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
LUKE CAGE: CITY OF FIRE Miniseries Promises To Change Power Man's Role In The Marvel Universe Forever

LUKE CAGE: CITY OF FIRE Miniseries Promises To Change Power Man's Role In The Marvel Universe Forever

We have some exciting news for Power Man fans today, as Marvel Comics has announced plans for three-part series, Luke Cage: City of Fire. Find out what to expect from this upcoming title after the jump...
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #75 Cover Sees Peter Parker Swing Into Action With Ben Reilly, But Are His Days Numbered?

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #75 Cover Sees Peter Parker Swing Into Action With Ben Reilly, But Are His Days Numbered?

Marvel Comics has released covers for three upcoming issues of Amazing Spider-Man showing Peter Parker and Ben Reilly teaming up. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like the former will be sticking around!
BLACK WIDOW (2021) Review - Pop Jedi Digs In With Episode 21

BLACK WIDOW (2021) Review - Pop Jedi Digs In With Episode 21

Pop Jedi returns after last week's honoring of Natasha Romanoff with their legacy of Black Widow episode to offer up some fresh pop culture news and a review of Marvel Studios' Black Widow movie!
Marvel Comics Announces New Tie-Ins For Upcoming DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE Event Series

Marvel Comics Announces New Tie-Ins For Upcoming DEATH OF DOCTOR STRANGE Event Series

Yes, Doctor Strange really is about to become the latest Marvel Comics character to be "killed", and more details have now been revealed along with some artwork and details on tie-ins that are on the way.
BLACK WIDOW's Legacy - Pop Jedi Digs In Ahead Of Scarlett Johansson's Upcoming Solo Film!

BLACK WIDOW's Legacy - Pop Jedi Digs In Ahead Of Scarlett Johansson's Upcoming Solo Film!

Black Widow hits theaters this week, and ahead of Scarlett Johansson's return as Natasha Romanoff, Pop Jedi is celebrating by digging into the cinematic legacy of one of the original Avengers!
Latest Headlines
WHAT IF? Marvel Legends Figures Reveal A Shocking New Take On Nebula, Zombie Hunter Spidey, And More

WHAT IF? Marvel Legends Figures Reveal A Shocking New Take On Nebula, Zombie Hunter Spidey, And More

Hasbro just revealed a new wave of Marvel Legends action figures based on What If?, and there's a new take on Nebula here that's definitely a departure from what we're used to seeing. Check it out...
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - 8 More Wall-Crawler Variants We Need To See In The Threequel

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - 8 More Wall-Crawler Variants We Need To See In The Threequel

All the signs are pointing to Spider-Man: No Way Home bringing back Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, but which other Variants from the big and small screen could we see? We have some spectacular ideas...
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Set Photo Hints At Underwater Scenes...Are We Heading To Atlantis?

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Set Photo Hints At Underwater Scenes...Are We Heading To Atlantis?

Excitement for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is building, and a newly surfaced set photo indicates that we will indeed be getting some underwater scenes in the sequel. Does that confirm Namor's debut?
THE SUICIDE SQUAD Review: James Gunn's Magnum Opus Is A Beautiful, Blood-Soaked Blast

THE SUICIDE SQUAD Review: James Gunn's Magnum Opus Is A Beautiful, Blood-Soaked Blast

You've seen the highly positive social media reactions to The Suicide Squad, but now that the review embargo is up, you can find our take on James Gunn's utterly bonkers DCEU debut right here.
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS Trailer Makes It Clear The Hero Can't Outrun His Destiny

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS Trailer Makes It Clear The Hero Can't Outrun His Destiny

Marvel Studios has released a new minute-long trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and it features plenty of badass footage from what could be the MCU's most exciting solo outing yet...
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Set Video Reveals How Marvel Plans To Handle T'Challa's MCU Exit - SPOILERS

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Set Video Reveals How Marvel Plans To Handle T'Challa's MCU Exit - SPOILERS

A newly surfaced video from the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sheds some light on how Marvel Studios will address the end of T'Challa's story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read on for details.
THE FLASH Set Photos Reveal Another Detailed Look At Ben Affleck's New Batsuit For Batman Return

THE FLASH Set Photos Reveal Another Detailed Look At Ben Affleck's New Batsuit For Batman Return

Another round of photos from the set of The Flash have been revealed, and while the scene is one we've grown familiar with in recent days, we do have a much closer look at the new Batsuit Batman will don.
SPIDER-MAN Promo Promises Peter Parker's Biggest Journey Is Yet To Come In NO WAY HOME

SPIDER-MAN Promo Promises Peter Parker's "Biggest Journey Is Yet To Come" In NO WAY HOME

We're still waiting on the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, but a new promo for Homecoming and Far From Home at least drops some hints about what's to come in the threequel. Check it out...