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    Default Which next Marvel white character do you predict will be blackized?

    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
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    The Black Knight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stelok View Post
    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
    didnt all those happen in movies (though Nick Fury was in Ultimate 1st)? Unless the others have in another universe, i only follow 616 and a few Noir series.

    the actors so far have done well in those roles, we will see how Heimdall is played later this year.
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    Either the Red Skull or Captain America!

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    LOL @ Blackized!

    Where you get that word from dude? A hillbilly summit?
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    Woo, the diversity thread gets closed and this one pops up to take it's place.
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    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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    forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GalactaSurfer View Post
    LOL @ Blackized!

    Where you get that word from dude? A hillbilly summit?
    somebody is sensitive.
    would you prefer
    african americanized?
    african asgardian ized?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Zaleski View Post
    somebody is sensitive.
    would you prefer
    african americanized?
    african asgardian ized?
    how about Africanized, africanization?
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    I thought the only group that was mad about the Heimdall casting were white supremacists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell D. View Post
    I thought the only group that was mad about the Heimdall casting were white supremacists.
    In some instances that true.

    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.

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    I do like how Idris Elba is viewing the controversy:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-debate-164048

    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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell D. View Post
    I do like how Idris Elba is viewing the controversy:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-debate-164048
    Ben Kingsley is actually half-Indian...

    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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