On Wednesday, the All Star’s 5 winner teased fans with some more hints as to her mystery role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Earlier this month we learned she will be involved in the new Disney+ series Ironheart, which focuses on the character Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) an inventor who, like Ironman, creates her own super armor suit. The character will be introduced in the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
While she hasn’t revealed her exact role in the popular franchise, fans think she will take on the character DarkVeil who is the first ever drag queen mutant superhero. However, there’s been no official word yet if the fan speculation is right.
According to Marvel comics writer Sina Grace many drag queens helped inspire the character including Shea Couleé.
In a 2019 interiew, Grace told World of Wonder that, “Darkveil was inspired by so many drag queens, but I’ve kinda been officially quoted as saying that Shea Coulee, Dax Exclamation Point, The Vixen, and Monet X Change were my main go-tos.”
Speaking with E!News, Couleé had a lot to say about the project and how she is transitioning from one art medium to another.
"It's really so humbling to be able to crossover into a much more mainstream avenue, and push the needle forward as far as drag is concerned, in the way that it's consumed and in pop culture," Shea told E! News. "I'm so deeply excited for everyone to see what this role is, what it entails and everything it is."
Couleé also reflected on her time on set and how she made her character her own. She said, “Everyone at Marvel has been so unbelievably open and receptive to my experiences and my expertise about drag.”
“They’ve allowed me to really come into the MCU and put my very specific Shea Coulee print on the Marvel Universe.”
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