A Plus-Size Female Superhero Is FINALLY Headed to the Big Screen
Move over, Wonder Woman — there’s a new female superhero in town! Faith Herbert (AKA Zephyr), the plus-size heroine from Valiant Comics’ Faith series is officially getting the big screen treatment, according to Deadline.
As the outlet reports, Sony Pictures has made a deal to bring a live-action version of the comic book character to life, with Maria Melnik (American Gods) set to write the script.
Herbert made her initial debut in 1992 as a journalist by day and a flying member of team Harbinger with telekinetic powers to move things with her mind by night.
While her story sounds somewhat familiar, her body, as drawn by artists Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage and Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, who provides Faith‘s cover art, is far from typical. Rather than the super svelte figures we’ve grown accustomed to seeing from badass babes such as Captain Marvel, Black Widow, and yes, even Diana Prince, Faith is drawn with a plus-size frame.
The uplifting news comes on the heels of a growing shift in the comic universe, with Marvel broadening its horizons with multiple LGBTQ+ figures as well as Ms. Marvel (AKA Kamela Khan), a Muslim superhero that was introduced to the comic series back in 2013.
Enter the Dreamside with Faith this fall! Over at @PasteMagazine, check out an exclusive look at future covers for FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1 and #2, by @S_Marguerite and @Sibylline_M – plus an interview with writer @Jody_Houser! #FlyLikeFaith https://t.co/Sw7LihE47Q pic.twitter.com/p8L6bbyZfo
— Valiant Comics (@ValiantComics) June 30, 2018
There’s no word on when the film will see the light or day or who might take on the role of Faith, but if we have things our way, it will be RL superhero Ashley Graham, all the way!
Cheers to inclusivity!
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