‘Eternals’ has the MCU’s first Deaf superhero. Her Deafness is one of her superpowers
Lauren Ridloff plays the deaf superhero Makkari in Marvel Studios’ upcoming film Eternals. Ridloff’s role will be the first deaf superhero in the entire Marvel cinematic universe. She was impressed by Marvel’s commitment to different types of diversity representation. The project is also helmed by director Zhao, who is devoted to representing communities in her films. Ridloff and Zhao discussed how to portray Makkari effectively in order to defy deaf stereotypes and portray her authentically.