With Ellen Page transitioning to Elliot Page after Season 2 of Umbrella Academy, a lot of fans were wondering how the series was going to deal with Page’s new identity. As it turns out, they would be doing the same for the character of Vanya Hargreeves.
Just in, Page shared a photo of himself in character as Viktor Hargreeves. Check it out:
Meet Viktor Hargreeves ☂️@UmbrellaAcad pic.twitter.com/ZraQNBhfTb
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) March 29, 2022
For now, several questions are going around online on how the series will be dealing with Viktor’s transition. While some are guessing that it will be Viktor’s main arc for the season, others in the trans community are hoping that the series doesn’t really make a big deal of it.
Of course, wherever there’s a huge change, there will be some fans who will resist it, so that’s where I expect the writers to come in. While a lot of fans are celebrating the transition of the character, I think the writers of Umbrella Academy will be tasked to map out the character’s journey, seeing that Vanya never really showed any hints of wanting to transition in the previous seasons.
In Season 3, after putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy.
Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own – and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?
Catch Umbrella Academy Season 3 when it premieres on Netflix on June 22.