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Old June 1 2010, 02:04 AM   #37
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Re: Time for a black or Latino Spider-Man

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From my recollection there was never anything on the show that contradicted the idea that the various Catwomen were supposed to be different characters.
Aside from appearances, costumes, accents, aliases & that Batman discovered the identity of at least one of 'em, right?

They just appeared as Catwoman, without a reference to them being different characters, from what I recall, but I haven't seen the old Adam West show in years.
Neither have I, really wish it would come out on DVD...

In any event, that's beside the point.
No, its exactly the point - ya were tryin' to say Catwoman was an original film when it wasn't, and I was pointin' out that the precedent was set by the Batman franchise forty years ago for there to be different Catwomen.

Was the character Halle Berry played Selina Kyle?
No, but a photo of Michelle Pfieffer as Selina Kyle/Catwoman was used when the crazy cat lady was explainin' what had happened to Patience.

And isn't Selina Kyle the most recognizable person who has been Catwoman?
I'd say anyone in skin tight leather usin' a whip as a tail would be recognizable as Catwoman.

No, she wasn't, and a lot of the comic book inspired black characters who have gotten movies over the last 20 years were not from actual comics, which I thought was interesting, and a sign that the comic book companies are not doing enough to develop these characters into motion picture properties.
Samuel Jackson's contract with Marvel will give him a Nick Fury film. Don Cheadle has a multi-film contract with Marvel to continue the role of Rhodey/War Machine.

Yeah, ya can point a finger at the last couple of decades and complain about how much it sucks for minorities in superhero films, if ya want to do that. Knock yourself out.

Or, ya could look at what's goin' on now, at least for the Marvel universe, and see that things are changin'.

As for Hancock, I'm not advocating them making Hancock action figures. I didn't like the film. But the point I'm making is that going with established characters might lead to more cross promotion and the making of toys, games, etc. It's harder to do that with original characters, unless you've got a big marketing machine behind you. But even new movie properties like Prince of Persia can reference games and graphic novels, and have something of a fan base because of that instead of manufacturing something whole cloth.
Ya know the Prince of Persia is bein' played by a white guy, right?
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