Sony Pictures is gearing up to transform the comic superhero Faith Herbert into a live action movie.
The announcement was shared by NowThis Entertainment on their Facebook page as a brief informative 39-second video clip.
Other than the live action adaption announcement, NowThis Entertainment’s video goes a little bit into the life of plus-size superhero Herbet.
The valiant comics superhero is a “bubbly, comic and Sci-Fi loving geek” who uses her flying ability and telekineses to help rid the world of insane evildoers all while enjoying her day-to-day life.
NowThis Entertainment includes in their video clip that Herbet is the first of her build in a sea of mainly chisled men and skinny heriones — she’s the genre’s way of building inclusiviness in the field.
Other than that, there isn’t much more information NowThis Entertainment could pack in their 39-second clip besides great visual images of Herbet and including those at the task of producing the film: Toby Jaffe, Neal Moritz, and Dan Mintz.
We did some research of our own and found out more information on the charming yet powerful superhero. As communicated on Valiant Comics Wiki page, Herbet is a redhead journalist by day who goes by Summer Smith and is Zephyr, the crime fighter by night.
They say the Los Angeles resident is in a romantic relationship with goodboy Obadiah Archer who’s part of the adventuring duo Archer & Armstrong. And get this, she is a huge fan of the British Sci-Fi television show, Doctor Who!
An conflicting fact that Valiant Comics Wiki has with NowThis Entertainment involves one of Herbert’s superpowers. NowThis Entertainment reported that the superhero had telekinesis power whereas Valiant Comics Wiki specifically writes “Moving Objects (with her force field… not telekinesis).”
Whatever the confusion might be, one thing remains. Herbert is a body positive superhero that gives a whole group of readers (and eventually observers) someone smart, funny, kindhearted and bada** to identify with and cherish — because we should love the skin we’re in. And Herbert is sure to install that notion in many.
We just can’t wait to see who they cast as Herbert. Do we dare to say the recent comedic Hollywood it girl, Amy Schumer?