Marvel's roster of superheroes is growing more and more diverse as it introduces new characters of various cultural backgrounds. One of the new characters to make her debut in the Marvel comics is White Fox, the first South Korean character in the series.
Ami Han, who disguises herself as the superhero White Fox, is a new character in Marvel's "Civil War II - Choosing Sides." She figures as the central figure in the sixth chapter of the said series. The story shifts its setting to South Korea where the action takes place. According to Koreaboo, she first appeared in the webtoon "Avengers: Electric Rain," which premiered in October 2014.
White Fox is based on the popular South Korean myth of the Kumiho, which is a mystical nine-tailed fox. The hero has the ability to shape-shift and communicate with animals. Her powers are seen in chapter 6 of "Civil War: II - Choosing Sides," where she is also seen talking to Captain Marvel in Seoul's Sheep Café.
Although there has been no news about White Fox being given any participation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans are already asking the studio not to white wash the character. Marvel and Disney have been under fire several times before for enlisting white actors to play characters of color, the most recent being Tilda Swinton's casting as the Ancient One in "Doctor Strange."
If ever White Fox does become part of the MCU, she will be the second South Korean character in the stable. Dr. Helen Cho, played by South Korean actress Claudia Kim, joined the Avengers in "Avengers: Age of Ultron. She was responsible for the creation of Vision.
Meanwhile, "Avengers: Infinity War" will soon begin filming in Edinburgh and Glasgow Scotland. According to The Telegraph, filming will begin on February 28 and is expected to last for six months. The star-studded cast of "Infinity War," including Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, are expected to arrive in Scotland soon.