Avengers: Marvel to introduce its first South Korean superhero, White Fox

Marvel Cinematic Universe has rolled out its first ever South Korean superhero

Representational image. (Marvel Studios)
Representational image. (Marvel Studios) Twitter

Marvel Cinematic Universe has rolled out its first ever South Korean superhero in a great start to the new year for the Korean Marvel fans. According to reports, the superhero character of Ami Han is to be part of The Avengers and will be playing a vital role in the story as well. The name of the character is White Fox.

According to Koreaboo, in the Korean webtoon series, White Fox was first introduced in "Avengers: Electric Rain" which was aired on Oct. 14. The name White Fox comes from popular South Korean myth of the Kumiho, according to which the nine-tailed fox has the power to shape-shift. In the comic books "Civil War II", White Fox can speak to animals.

By having White Fox in the Avengers, Marvel is targeting the audience of Korea. Reportedly, the new superhero is no less than Iron Man and Captain America.

According to Daily dot, Marvel writer and executive C.B. Cebulski stated that he is looking forward to bringing White Fox overseas, along with the webtoon format. Cebulski further referred to "smartphone-based models" of comics presentation that Marvel needs to embrace.

In the meanwhile, "Avengers: Infinity War" will reportedly begin its production in Glasgow and Edinburg, Scotland, The Daily Record reported.

The filming of the upcoming "Avengers" installment will begin by the end of February. Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson are all heading to Scotland to film the "Avengers". Reportedly, the total production cost of the film is £400million.

The massive lineup of cast and characters has been confirmed already for the "Avengers: Infinity War". The next instalment of the "Avengers" includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Josh Brolin as Thanos, Liv Tyler and Karen Gillan will all be a part of it.

This article was first published on January 10, 2017