The next season of The Umbrella Academy has been in production for some time now. After the ending of the last season, we were teased of the arrival of the Sparrow Academy. The third season will explore this new timeline, where Sir Reginald left his original family behind to adopt a new one. His hope was that these new groups would avoid the dark future he saw in a vision. We got the official casting announcement a few months ago, but have been wondering when we’ll get a look at the cast from the original timeline. Luckily, our wait has paid off as the first images have found their way from the set. Photographer Sean O’Neill shared an image giving us our first look at Elliot Page on the series’ set.
Elliot Page seen for the first time back on set of The Umbrella Academy. pic.twitter.com/fr2Qa8Wo8G
— Sean O'Neill (@seansmovies) May 12, 2021
That is not all, as we also got a closer look at Tom Hopper wearing a muscle suit in Hamilton’s Gage Park.
Tom Hopper in his muscle suit on set of The Umbrella Academy today in Hamilton at Gage Park. pic.twitter.com/36eUJDLk0U
— Sean O'Neill (@seansmovies) May 10, 2021
In December 2019, Elliot Page publicly announced his transition and publicly discussed the difficulties of identifying as a boy while often playing the role of a girl. However, Netflix embraced the change and even adapted the credits from the previous projects to showcase his change. He will continue playing the role of Vanya Hargreeves in Umbrella Academy, who was portrayed as a cisgender woman. It is uncertain if they might decide to adapt to the role, but currently, there still seem to be no plans. Seeing Elliot on the set could be an indicator that they will allow the actor to embrace his new identity and add a new layer of complexity to the character.
Source: Twitter, Variety (Transition), Variety