The Umbrella Academy fans have pledged their support for Elliot Page and are hoping his transition will factor into future seasons.
Elliot announced his transgender status on Tuesday, saying he was ‘lucky to be here and to have arrived at this place in his life.’
The statement was meant with widespread praise from around the world, with stars including Miley Cyrus,
Netflix and The Umbrella Academy team also pledged their support for him, saying they were ‘so proud of their superhero’, and making the decision to re-edit past episodes of the fantasy series to change his credit name to Elliot.
It’s also been confirmed that he will continue to play Vanya Hargreeves – who is female – on the series, with filming scheduled to start in February.
But fans are hoping that, with the announcement in place and the opportunity for representation presenting itself, the writers of Umbrella Academy will have Vanya transition in some way over the course of season three or beyond.
As a result, fans took to Twitter to come up with ways themselves about how Vanya can transition with as little fuss as possible
In season two of the series, which aired in July this year, Vanya was seen embarking on a queer romance for the first time, and fell in love with a housewife in rural Dallas, Texas, as they time-travelled to the 1960s.
While Missy decided not to return to the future with Vanya, the superhuman left feeling more at ease with herself, returning to her dysfunctional family after finally finding her place in it.
Whatever is decided, we’re sure that the Umbrella Academy squad will support Elliot all the way, with Tom Hopper – who plays Luther – on the show, saying: ‘Elliot, I’m so proud of you and even prouder to call you family. All the love.’