View Single Post
Old April 15 2010, 12:39 AM   #32
darkwing_duck1
Vice Admiral
 
Location: the Unreconstructed South
Re: How Thor breaks down racial barriers in Asgard

cardinal biggles wrote: View Post
darkwing_duck1 wrote: View Post
"Diversity" casting is the most egregious sort of stunt casting. Any producer or director who would cast on that basis is more concerned with "making a statement" than producing a good movie.

Still interested in the film, but this definitely counts against it.
I have a lot more confidence in Kenneth Branagh's abilities as a film director than I do in your opinions of his casting choices.

Thor is going to be awesome.
Then perhaps, oh sage, you might enlighten me as to what this casting choice actually BRINGS to the project other than a few press releases touting a "diverse" cast?

A filmmaker's first priority and duty is to the FILM, not to making political/social statements.
darkwing_duck1 is offline