Looking back at comic books from DC and Marvel Comics’ formative years in the 60s and 70s, the lack of diversity is startling. Aliens were more common to see headlining comics than blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc.
Hollywood has been a lot more conscious of having a more diverse cinematic universe reflective of all comic book fans. Those progressive moves have met with some amount of backlash from the more small-brain community online who cry the ‘radical’ changes are simply to be more PC and decry the ‘blackwashing’ of comic characters. Yeah, I couldn’t believe it’s a thing either.
Those folks won’t ever get it, but Michelle Rodriguez also missed the point when she spoke about minorities ‘stealing’ comic book roles.
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Sure, new minority characters would be great, but they’re not gonna headline their own movie anytime soon and in no instance has a minority playing a comic book character drastically ruined the core elements of the character. That’s actually far more common with ‘traditional casting.’
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