SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Adds Newcomer Zach Barack; First Transgender Actor To Be Cast In A Superhero Movie

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Adds Newcomer Zach Barack; First Transgender Actor To Be Cast In A Superhero Movie

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to break new ground this year as it's being reported that Sony/Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home has cast transgender actor Zach Barack in a supporting role.

Variety has confirmed that newcomer Zach Barack has joined the cast of Sony/Marvel's Spider-Man: Far From Home in a supporting role. While details remain under wraps, the recent trailer and various set photos have seemingly confirmed he'll be portraying one of Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) classmates.

Barack now becomes the first transgender actor to be cast in a big-budget superhero movie and opens the door for a more inclusive landscape moving forward. 

The cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming was arguably one of the most diverse ever seen in a superhero movie as director Jon Watts made a conscious effort to cast actors of a variety of backgrounds to play Peter Parker's friends and it appears he's stayed true to his word in the upcoming sequel as well. 

In addition to Far From Home, Barack will make his acting debut in Spectrum TV's Gabrielle Union/Jessica Alba-fronted Bad Boys spinoff series, L.A.'s Finest


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Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Spider-Man: Far From Home features:
Director: Jon Watts
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/Mysterio
Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/Vulture
Marisa Tomei as May Parker
Zendaya as Michelle "MJ" Jones
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
Tony Revolori as Eugene "Flash" Thompson
Hemky Madera as Mr. Delmar
Angourie Rice as Betty Brant
Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington
Numan Acar as Dimitri
J. B. Smoove in an undisclosed role
Oli Hill in an undisclosed role
Remy Hii in an undisclosed role

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters July 5
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