Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target DC’s Wonder Woman may have dominated this past weekend, but Marvel fans still have a ton to look forward to. The biggest news to come out of today is the fact that 20th Century Fox has found an actor to play Roberto Da Costa in the upcoming New Mutants movie, Deadline reports. It’s Henry Zaga, who played Brad in Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, and Josh Diaz in MTV’s Teen Wolf. Sunspot is a Brazilian mutant with the power to control solar energy.The casting isn’t sitting well with everybody. As io9 observes, Da Costa has historically been portrayed as appearing black, which Zaga does not. Zaga more closely resembles the current incarnation of Da Costa in the comics, which itself appears to be the result of an ongoing erasure of Da Costa’s blackness. X-Men has always used mutants to talk about issues like civil rights and racial prejudice. Da Costa was New Mutants’ way of tackling the issues head on. Not only was Da Costa a mutant, he was a black kid living in a place where other kids hated him for it. It didn’t matter to them that his father was rich or that his mother was white, because racists only care what you look like.Recently, the comics have stopped portraying him as a black Brazilian man, and drawn him with lighter skin, closer to what most (white) people presumably think of as “Brazilian-looking.” Many comics fans aren’t thrilled about the change, seeing it as erasing an important part of Da Costa’s identity. The casting of Zaga appears to solidify this newer version and has reignited criticisms of Marvel and Fox for “whitewashing” the character.The internet is full of takes written by people more qualified to speak on this issue than a white guy like me. I will say that Zaga is a fine actor, who will probably be great in this movie. That doesn’t mean some more thought shouldn’t have been given to Da Costa’s casting. Whitewashing continues to be a problem Hollywood insists on not solving. When you add the fact that black people in Brazil have historically been marginalized to the point where there’s a pervasive idea that they don’t exist, this casting isn’t the best look. To be fair to Fox, Sunspot has appeared in X-Men movies before, where he was portrayed by Mexican actor Adan Canto. It’s possible they wanted to cast someone who could plausibly grow into him. That doesn’t mean this discussion isn’t still worth having.Despite the casting controversy, there’s still a lot to look forward to from New Mutants, which has been described as a horror movie with superheroes. Production is scheduled to start this summer with a planned release in April of 2018.Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #17 (art by Mike Perkins, Via Marvel)Over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, James Gunn teased when exactly we’d see Adam Warlock make an appearance. The character’s arrival was first hinted at back in Guardians of the Galaxy, when his cocoon was visible in the Collector’s vault. Then, in a post-credits scene in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it shows up again when the high priestess of the Sovereign discusses her new creation designed to kill the Guardians.Gunn recently posted an Instagram story of himself reading an Adam Warlock graphic novel. “A little night reading,” he captured the image. Though the story went away after a few hours, somebody uploaded a screenshot to Reddit. The post fueled tons of speculation as to when Warlock would appear in the MCU. Remember, Gunn is heavily involved in multiple Marvel movies now. He’s one of the people deciding the future of the MCU after Avengers: Infinity War. If he wants to bring Warlock into the movies, he could show up anywhere. Even so, the most likely candidate is still Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.There’s been speculation that Warlock could show up in Spider-Man: Homecoming or Thor: Ragnarok, but those movies are coming out so soon that it doesn’t seem likely. Homecoming especially is grounded on Earth enough that anything that happened in GOTG Vol. 2 seems way too far away to meaningfully affect Peter Parker. Ragnarok is a more realistic possibility, considering its far-flung setting and storyline involving an intergalactic arena. Also, Jeff Goldblum’s appearance in the end credits of GOTG Vol. 2 suggests some connection between the two movies. It’s entirely possible Adam Warlock could make his first un-cocooned appearance in Thor: Ragnarok. Especially since he has battled Thor in an arena in the comics.Still, Gunn has said that Warlock will not be a part of Avengers: Infinity War, which is the next time we’ll see the Guardians on the big screen. Since it appears as though the Sovereign are bringing out Adam specifically to kill the Guardians, it makes sense that we wouldn’t see him until Vol. 3. As eager as we all are to see Adam Warlock in the MCU, maybe we should get used to the idea of not seeing him until then. That way, there’s a chance we’ll be pleasantly surprised if he shows up in Ragnarok. Finally, Disney and Marvel put out a first look at the upcoming Spider-Man series. Simply titled Marvel’s Spider-Man, the new series features a young Peter Parker, much like Homecoming does. In this clip, he doesn’t even have the full suit yet. He’s still running around in a Spidey-colored sweatshirt. So far, it looks really fun. Peter Parker battles the Scorpion through (and under) the streets of New York City.The animation is fast and cartoony, which I have to admit fits the action sequence much better than the stiff, choppy animation of the ’90s cartoon. There’s also a lot of comedy here, which is an important part of any Spider-Man thing. I especially love the bit where his Metrocard doesn’t work the first time. It’s a familiar situation to anyone who’s ever been running a little late in NYC and sees their train on the platform right in front of them. Even with a supervillain after him, Spidey is no turnstile jumper. Always the good guy.Not much else is known about the series yet. Although it is heavily inspired by the new MCU Spider-Man, there have been rumors that Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen would appear in the series. So far nothing is officially confirmed, though. We’ll find out more when Marvel’s Spider-Man premieres on Disney XD later this summer.