So one thing I’m always seeing on Tumblr is the idea of racebooting or racebending existing popular characters so that they’re played by an actor of color. I guess on some level I get this, as I enjoy how pissed off Sam Jackson as Nick Fury makes some people, and would love if they cast an Asian actress as the Wasp ala the Ultimates.
But in general? Why would I want a black guy playing Superman or Batman when there are tons of great black superheroes? Who needs a racebent Batman and Superman (which come on you know will NEVER happen) when we could instead be putting Steel and Batwing up on the big screen?
I don’t need more white characters “reimagined”. I need Hollywood to reach into the big pool of black characters we’ve got and recognize their potential.
I mean in the Marvel Cinematic Universe right now it’s what? War Machine and that’s it? And the Falcon coming down the line. Those two are great characters but we could be doing a lot more than this.
Just saying. And I mean if you think about it making a Miles flick would be an easy way to reboot the Spider-Man franchise (cuz you know that’s where they’re going eventually) without having to rehash Peter Parker’s origin AGAIN.
Like I said earlier, Hollywood releases tons of superhero flicks each year, and yet few if any ever feature any heroes of color.
Generally, I don’t make a habit of making news posts about things that happened on the Internet more than a year ago. Unless, of course, it managed to slip everyone’s attention and is just blowing up now. I also don’t make a habit of writing news posts about random people on the internet being jerks. Unless, of course, they’re not random people at all, but people with significant power over either legal matters or the media we consume. The case of “The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With,” or rather, the content of the commentary on the post of that name by writer/director James Gunn last year. See, in between last February and now, Gunn was tapped as the director for the first new set of characters to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 2, The Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Oh, Clark Gregg is a badass.
People who complain about how inaccurate the portrayals of Thor, Loki, Sif etc are in Marvel because they’re “really into” or “sticklers about” Norse Mythology.