which next Marvel white character do you predict will be blackized?
First Nick Fury, then Kingpin and now Heimdall.
Who is next?
My bet is on Union Jack, Gwen Stacy and/or Electro
The Black Knight.
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Marvel: ASM, Deadpool, Thor, Iron Man, etc
DC: Batman and related, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc
Omnibus wishlist: Classic Deadpool, Pak Hulk, Spider-Man 2099
Either the Red Skull or Captain America!
Woo, the diversity thread gets closed and this one pops up to take it's place.
Oh, Internet. You never disappoint.
Laurence Fishbourne voiced the Silver Surfer, if that counts.
Anytime you change the ethnicity of a character from the original source material, it can be an issue. We saw that with Last Air Bender, and with Thor. But sometimes for whatever reason it does slip below the radar (Nick Fury, Cat Woman, etc).
Maybe with the newer Spidey movies they could make Black Cat black. We've seen multiple black Cat Women. Seems to work okay.
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I thought the only group that was mad about the Heimdall casting were white supremacists.
But there are probably many people that don't like it when you stray from the original source material. We see that in Last Air Bender and in Thor.
I personally don't think it's a huge deal either way... but I can sort of understand how some might initially feel it's jarring or weird. Either way, if the performances are strong enough, you can usually get past that pretty quick.
I do like how Idris Elba is viewing the controversy:
When Kenneth Branagh cast Idris Elba as Heimdall in the upcoming summer tentpole Thor, a furious debate erupted among fanboys, with some insisting it was wrong for a black man to play a Nordic god.
But the London-born actor has no patience for the debate. "It's so ridiculous," he said Feb. 24 at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J.
"We have a man [Thor] who has a flying hammer and wears horns on his head. And yet me being an actor of African descent playing a Norse god is unbelievable? I mean, Cleopatra was played by Elizabeth Taylor, and Gandhi was played by Ben Kingsley."
In an attempt to validate this thread, what character "could" you see "changing tones"? I've always maintained that Fixer could be half-latino! And I think Grizzly was recently "darkened" (I can't think of a PC way of phrasing that, apologies).
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