Let’s piss off racist/misogynistic fanboys. Come at me, bros.
What do Black Widow, Falcon, Col. Jim Rhodes/War Machine, Nick Fury, and Heimdall all have in common? They’re minorities (women and people of color) playing bad-ass characters in the Marvel Universe. What else do they have in common? They all play second fiddle to traditional white male leads. What will Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor have in common with every other Doctor before him? He’ll be another white male. It’s the year 2014, and the heroic leads gracing our screens in summer blockbusters are as white as they were thirty years ago, and it’s time to change that.
When 20th Century Fox’s Spider-Man reboot was first announced, Spider-Man superfan and Community star Donald Glover (aka rapper Childish Gambino) lobbied hard to play the new Peter Parker. The role would eventually go to Andrew Garfield who acquitted himself quite well as the new Spidey, but a young, black Spider-Man could have made…
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