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Old June 1 2010, 07:37 AM   #46
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Re: Time for a black or Latino Spider-Man

Edit: Needlessly controversial post deleted due to potential thread hijacking.

And controversy.

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Old June 1 2010, 09:40 AM   #47
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Okay, dig this:

Twenty years ago, Spider-Man, Jaleel White.

Perfection?
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Old June 1 2010, 04:10 PM   #48
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Old June 1 2010, 04:21 PM   #49
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IIRC, Spawn, Steel and War-Machine are all black comic book heroes who have made the leap from comics to the big screen more or less intact. (YMMV)
Isn't another Spawn movie in the works???
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Old June 1 2010, 04:53 PM   #50
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For crying out loud, not this crap again!

How many threads do we need on this? There is no reason beyond people trying to make themselves feel better to do this. ""'
Well said.


Probably the only people that would clamor for a super-hero to have his ethnicity changed would be white people anyway.

To be precise I mean the only people that would ask for it. I,as well as many others , probably wouldn't have any problem with them really changing it. Like Nick Fury.
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Old June 1 2010, 11:42 PM   #51
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^^ I more or less agree; I was in fact more interested in the poll than the thread. Then I forgot to add the poll. D'oh!
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Old June 2 2010, 12:13 AM   #52
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Randomly turning white superheroes black is dumb.
Yeah, just ask David Hasselhoff & Samuel Jackson how they feel about it!

NOT being a Marvel fan but wasn't Nick a Caucasian in the comics? Hence, why put a Television production up against a theatrical one? I feel that it was wrong to cast him as afro-American.
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Old June 2 2010, 01:12 AM   #53
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Technically, he's both in the comics...
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Old June 2 2010, 02:00 AM   #54
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Technically, he's both in the comics...
Since when did that happen? All through the "catch-up" reads I have ever read he was forgive the term....white.
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Old June 2 2010, 02:07 AM   #55
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Leave established characters as they are. If you want a character of a specific ethinicity then make a new one up or use an existing one.
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Old June 2 2010, 02:09 AM   #56
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It's not that Spider-man couldn't be represented as such in an alternate universe. However, he was never really portrayed as such in the comic books. Personally, I don't think it is a race thing either. That's like having a non American play Captain America. Or having a non caucasian European play Bond. It just is not what people can imagine or envision. It has nothing to do with prejudice. But rather what the character has been defined as (already) within the industry for so long.
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Old June 2 2010, 02:29 AM   #57
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I would be interested to see if this could work having a black man play spiderman.

But the person would have very big shoes to fill after having Tobey Maguire play the role for so long.

Plus like you said Mr Sloan it was not written in comics and it would seem very different to have someone from another race play the character.

I really think they should leave the spiderman installiments alone and be tahankful it has lasted so long.

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Old June 2 2010, 05:35 AM   #58
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io9 thinks so, and while I don't agree with all the points of their "rant" (while the military does have a sorry record dealing with African-Americans, a black Captain America would have been pretty awkward, historically speaking, and Will Smith is too old for the part anyway), I'm in favor of giving it a try with Spider-Man. Why not?

Here's one sort of person who shouldn't be cast: a Brit or other non-American-raised kid. Just say no!
Sorry, no, the Japanese Spiderman (1978) was enough, thanks.
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Old June 2 2010, 06:52 AM   #59
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Technically, he's both in the comics...
Since when did that happen? All through the "catch-up" reads I have ever read he was forgive the term....white.
In the regular "Earth-616" continuity, Colonel Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. is white, as he always has been. His appearance was based on various popular actors at the time of his creation in the 1960's.

In the "Ultimate" universe - a newer, rebooted continuity designed to allow the retelling of classic stories mixed in with new ones without the burden of decades of continuity - General Nick Fury is black and his appearance is based directly on Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson gave The Ultimates (the Ultimate universe equivalent of The Avengers) artist David Finch written permission to do so.
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Old June 3 2010, 02:26 AM   #60
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I never knew there was a japanese spiderman

I just watched the clip it looked interesting but l still think we are better off leaving the spiderman movies alone

If tobey decided to come back for spiderman 4 l would be excited.

Because this is what made this bloke a star and to change that would be terrible and it would also take a while to get used to someone new taking over the role.
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