‘Marvel is the New Black’ for superhero movie fan Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox shares her love for thrilling action movies and expresses her desire to be cast for a role in a Marvel movie some day.

‘Marvel is the New Black’ for superhero movie fan Laverne Cox

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has a dream: The openly transgender actress has bagged roles in a number of television series and movies and is hoping to add one more to her long list. 


In an interview with PA Media about her role in a new film, Jolt, Cox gushed over her character Detective Angela and also shared that she is a big fan of action movies. James Bond, Mission Impossible, you name it. 

“[My boyfriend and I] just watched all the Avengers movies and there’s a whole universe over there, it is kind of exciting and amazing.”

The 49-year-old actress says she hopes to see herself in a superhero movie some day. 

“That is a dream, and that is something I am manifesting. And so if it is for me, it will be and if it’s not then yeah, but we’ll see.” 

Only one openly trans actor has appeared in a Marvel movie. Zach Barack played one of Peter Parker’s classmates in Spier-Man: Far From Home


The Emmy-winning star stars in the film alongside The Devil Wears Prada actor Stanley Bucci, Kate Beckinsale and Jai Courtney. 

The action comedy film directed by Tanya Wexler, follows a bouncer (played by Kate Beckinsale) with anger-management problems, that she controls with an electrode-lined vest she uses to shock herself to normalcy. 

The film was released on 23 July and is available to South Africans on Amazon Prime. 


Cox has a role in an upcoming Netflix series Inventing Anna,that is set to be released on 1 January 2022. The series was created by Bridgeton executive producer Shonda Rhimes. 

She will star in the drama series alongside the likes of Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky and The Fixer actor Jeff Perry. 

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‘Extreme medical rarity’: Baby born with twin inside stomach

Doctors say they were able to remove the embryo, that had only partially developed, from the baby girl’s stomach

‘Extreme medical rarity’: Baby born with twin inside stomach

Doctors in Israel were in for a major shock following the delivery of a baby girl recently: She was born with an embryo inside her stomach, something medical officials say was a 1-in-500 000 medical rarity.

According to The Times of Israel, this is a case of “fetus-in-fetu” which occurred at at Assuta Medical Center in Ashod this past week.

“When the woman came to give birth, we got the impression that the baby had a big tummy. Because of that, the moment the baby was born, we checked her and realized that we can feel something inside her stomach, so we did ultrasound tests among others,” one of the doctors, Dr Omer Globus said.

Fetus-in-fetu: Doctor explains rare case

According to the Israeli publication, examinations on the mother already showed that the developing baby’s stomach was enlarged, and doctors were later able to confirm the unusual condition. Following the birth, the baby underwent ultrasound examinations and an X-ray. Doctors eventually managed to remove two more formations from inside the baby.

“Because of We were surprised to discover that in her stomach was a partially developed fetus. We immediately took her to the operating room and took it out. The impression we got is that there were originally two babies, and we’re checking it. The baby went through recovery for a few days and was released after her condition improved.”

Dr Omer Globus

Dr Globus further told The Times that they were able to see some bones and a heart. The baby is expected to make a full recovery and has been sent home. He said there were numerous reasons as to why such pregnancies could occur.

“It happens as part of the fetal development process when there are cavities that close during development and one of the embryos enters such a space. The fetus inside partially develops but does not live and remains there,” he said.

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