Skip to comments.Spiderman Now to be Half Black, Half Latino, and Gay? (Following the death of Peter Parker)
Posted on 08/03/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Personally, while I find this a bit distasteful, I consider it a tempest in a teapot. The Ultimates line of comics overall is small change, and really doesn’t matter much. Though admittedly some of the ideas from the Ultimates universe do get into other things, the Spider Man line there doesn’t really seem noteworthy. (the Avengers one, OTOH, has been mined a lot for the current Marvel movies).
The live action re-do of Akira, a Japaneese Amime classic set in Tokyo is supposed to have two non-Asian main characters, set in America.
PC kills everything it touches in any direction.
“Anybody else think he looks like you-know-who?”
He does have a little Hillary in him. Must be the hands.
RE: And that’s NOT his spidey-sense tingling!
Spidey-sense will be replaced by the GayDar.
Wow. I think he looks a lot like BO.
Maybe it’s just me.
I couldn’t find evidence for Lex Luther being Jewish. I must admit, tho, I’m a Marvel comics guy, and not a DC follower.
If only what happens in a different universe would stay in a different universe...
Not without major looking, no.
I would agree that Fishburne is an excellent actor, but he isn’t ‘Perry White’. If they wanted to establish a new character as Editor of the Daily Planet (after White has retired or passed away); that would be fine. Hollywood is just pandering, as usual...
Marvel comics, making the way easier for child molesters since they outed northstar...
Sounds like an excellent opportunity for a parody comic that takes things a little further.
Say Spider-Man as half-black, half-Latino, gay, transgender, pedophile, heroin-addicted, HIV positive, antisemitic, and a Muslim.
He would fit right in with the new Internationalist Captain America, who should be called Comrade United Nations, and is gay, transgender, pedophile, heroin-addicted, HIV positive, antisemitic, and a Muslim.
“Elliot S. Maggin: I give all my characters religions. I think I always have. It’s part of the backstory. It’s part of the process of getting to know a character well enough to write about him or her. Jimmy Olson is Lutheran. Lois is Catholic. Perry is Baptist. Luthor is Jewish (though non-observant, thank heaven). Bruce and Batman are both Episcopalian and I said so in the text though it was edited out erroneously. Clark - like the Kents - is Methodist”
the redo of space battleship yamato is supposed to raise the arizona...
That's three halves. What about the last, fourth half?
Somehow the iconic screams of “TETSUOOOOO!!!!!......KANEDAAAAAAA!!!!!”
will seem diminished as “BILLLLL!!!!!.....STEVEEEEE!!!!”
Well, you gotta have Perry White, he’s the editor-in-chief. You can’t have the Planet without White. Just like you can’t have the Bugle without JJJ.
I just don’t see any reason why Fishburne can’t be a damn good Perry White. It’s not like he’s a real person.
Honestly, my biggest problem isn’t the casting. Amy Adams will be a great Lois. Costner as Pa Kent? Genius.
My big problem is that I want to see Superman as being a little older. I’m tired of seeing the origin story and then he goes and fights Luthor and OH NO KRYPTONITE. We’ve seen it. We know the story: Illegal alien anchor baby crash-lands in Kansas, has to find his place in the world, blahblahblah.
I want John Hamm as Superman and I want my damn “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow” adaptation.
That being said, nobody will ever be as good at being Jameson than J.K. Simmons was in the Raimi Spider-Man films. Might be why they don’t have him in the new film.
If you got a problem with Cowboy Curtis, I’m more than happy to take this discussion outside.
“I want John Hamm as Superman and I want my damn Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow adaptation.”
After the X-Men thoroughly hinted at and then destroyed the “Dark Phoenix” storyline, I swore off Comic Book Movies. I went back for Ledger as the Joker in Batman, and now I’m back in self imposed exile.
If someone with talent ever takes a crack at “Days of Future Past” I might give it another go, but I cannot imagine that Hollywood would spend the bucks to do it justice.
What about Bateman and Rubin?
While you’re at it, did your GAYDAR go off when one of the travel reservation commercials featured a weird sounding older man calling attention to Onera? and how she stitched things together to save money.
The commercial absolutely makes me cringe, The man’s voice is horrible. I’d rather listen to chalk screeching on a blackboard.
And then they killed them.
The classics weren't good enough, so this generation gets their own rewrite. Sad news for them: it'll be rewritten and forgotten again a few years from now.
I grew up with these characters...Perry White is a long-established fictional character who just happens to be caucasian. I understand why the change is being made, but I am not going to help finance it.
That’s Tim Gunn. Very out, very very out! :-)
Gave up on TV a while ago so I couldn’t tell you. I have such an aversion to TV that I literally will stay out of rooms where the TV is on when I go anywhere, if at all possible. I just buy programs/movies I want to watch individually and avoid contributing to Lib programming as much as humanly possible.
It’s a pain waiting for things to come out on DVD, but I refuse to go back. Most American programming I read about does not make me want a Dish or Cable again.
So, the new Spiderman costume is going to be a pink tutu, too?
Always wanted to track down the rumored Jack Kirby drawing of Thing wearing a talit.
In the Smallville show they converted Lex (who was still played by a Jewish actor) to Episcopalian, because the actor was concerned it would be a negative sterotype of Jewish people.
Does this mean that MJ is available? :P
“Trying to make a comic book hero from that kind of character is like having a gangster rap artist trying to sing a Moody Blues song.”
Okay, that made me laugh.
...if only that were the most of our problems...
And when he has a guest at his apartment, I bet he insists the guest place his/her beverage on a coaster. I grew up reading Spiderman, not Spiderwuss.
RE: Does this mean that MJ is available? :P
Well, if she isn’t, I’ll take Gwendolyn ( she’s cuter ).
New photo of Henry Cavill in the ‘Superman’ outfit has hit the net...at least it doesn’t look as gay as the Routh version...geez.
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