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Old June 1 2010, 07:30 AM   #45
C.E. Evans
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Re: Time for a black or Latino Spider-Man

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Boy...I can't wait until The Last Airbender gets released...
Organized boycotts are already underway, apparently.

Race is always a very sensitive issue, especially in regards to Hollywood, which rarely gets it "right" depending on who you ask--why is a person of this ethnicity cast for a certain role when it "should" be a person of that ethnicity.

In the case of The Last Airbender, many feel that an Asian actor should have been cast in the lead role because of the character's similiarity to a Shaolin Monk, even though the movie takes place on a different world than ours. I can understand and even sympathize with the frustration, but I can also understand the Hollywood mentality too and it isn't always about casting the "right" person for the role as it is about casting the person directors and producers feel best completes their particular vision (for good or for ill)...
"Don't sweat the small stuff--it makes you small-minded..."

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