Warner Bros Is Looking For A Woman Of Colour To Play Batgirl

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Warner Bros Is Looking For A Woman Of Colour To Play Batgirl



If there is one thing that Wonder Woman taught us and everyone at Warner it’s that female superheroes can flourish in Hollywood. With that in mind, excitement is beginning to build for Joss Whedon’s Batgirl film. It seems the studio is looking to cast a woman of colour to play Batgirl.

Comic book films are synonymous with rumours and Batgirl already has it’s fair share. There are rumours (described as leaks) floating around 4chan regarding DC’s next solo female comic book film. Except she won’t be so solo. According to the rumours, Robin and Black Canary will join the Batgirl debut. Furthermore, in an effort to increase diversity, Warner is looking to cast a non-white actress in the role of Batgirl.

While the leaks don’t mention any actresses linked to the role, the film has become a priority for the studio.

Joss Whedon currently has his hands full completing the Justice League movie. It will be a while before we hear any concrete news regarding Batgirl or any of the actors involved. Until then, take this with a grain of salt.

Woman Of Colour To Play Batgirl

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cue the racists…

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Do you know ANYTHING about the D.C. Universe? If not,shut your ignorant trap

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It’s racist to want to be true to the source material?

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William Miller not at all but hurling racist insult…is

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William Miller i bet you were mum on the ancient one,Ra’s al Ghul,Baron Mordo,The Mandarin

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Tapiwa Chimalizeni idk what mum means. But I didn’t like those casting choices because they weren’t the race of the source material. Keep things true to the source.

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William Miller it means to remain silent but that’s not important.
There really is no reason to get worked up over the race of fictional characters.
There is no need for some characters to be race they are.like batgirl,there’s no reason for her to be white

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Well, if jk Simmons, whom is portraying detective Jim
Jordon–was black, Asian or Hispanic. Then I wouldn’t have a problem with it. I don’t want another situation like fantastic 4

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William Miller that’s not why F4 sucked

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It’s part of the reason. Leave the source material alone.

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Nah,it sucked because of other things.race switching Susan and Johnny was the least of that movie’s problems

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Dammit Barry!

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Here we go….. This post is about to be POPPING all night long. All night long… All niiiiiight!

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Dang it now that song is in my head

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😂😂😂 It has that effect. But u already know the racist and stump supporters (not that there’s a difference) are about to attack this post for the rest of this day. Maybe into the week.

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Wait for it…

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Great news everyone. …next superman will be asian

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There is a Chinese Superman. Don’t be alarmed.

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Called it

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Thing is,it’s not Clark kent.this one will be the original Batgirl.

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It’s… news. That’s all.

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It’s not broke, don’t fix it.

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best idea ever

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Horrible idea

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why is this horrible.

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I really don’t see any problem with that. Not sure what the angry reacts are for.

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Is this even news?

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Guess what this should be a non-issue. This article should be deleted before is breeds more negativity that doesn’t need to exist.

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I think she was already, in Lego Batman.

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Rumors, but if a good actress wins the role doesn’t matter her race

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So Kim kardashion has a shot then..

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Can she even act

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It’s a joke… Fuck no she can’t act.. I’m sure she’s had more black cock then a urinal at the applo theater..

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Who cares what color the woman is as long as she does a good job.

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Jim Gordon is white and played by jj Simmons. It matters

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Why does it matter?

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So does it piss you off Nick fury was played by a black man when he is white in the comics?

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Maybe she’s adopted bc Jim Gordon believes love supersedes skin color unlike some people. Bunch of racist fucks

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Diversity is excellent, it’s what we need and I’m over the moon. Fuck the racists : )

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Fuck the racist white nerds.

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It’s racist to want to be true to the source material? Do you mind if they cast a white dude to play Luke cage then or blade?

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Diversity and whitewashing are two different things. We’ve had whitewashing for decades. We don’t need more – we do need more diversity tho so bye 👋

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Keegan Grey Baylie Bright

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As long as they get the personality down.

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Why are they changing every ginger character to a different color, do they not like redheads?

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Connigher Hudson #gingerlivesmatter

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My only issue with it is continuity. If it’s Barbara then Gordon’s ex should not be white. If it’s Cassandra then she wasn’t white to begin with

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It looks like Cassandra is the one they are using, which makes more sense.

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Neither here nor there. Whether or not the actress fits Barbara Gordon is what’s important. Although I do think it’s kind of silly to particularly seek out someone of one race or another.

Although, I must say, if they’re looking for someone other than white, it’s a shame they couldn’t just do a Cassandra Cain Batgirl movie. She’s Asian, and has always been a far better character than Barbara Gordon, IMO.

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“If you don’t like it, then don’t watch it.” This is Hollywood’s mantra nowadays.

Here’s mine…
Fuck you Hollywood
Fuck you DC Comics
Fuck you Warner Brothers

And good luck have a career 20 years from now when you piss people off so bad now that they won’t follow your career anymore.

Your all dumbasses.

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But bat girl is a white redhead

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One of them was.

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And theres a black superman based of obama. Doesnt mean lets make a movie for it

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Horrible news this is gunna suck so much

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I’m all for equality but this sounds just as ridiculous as saying “white people only”. Discrimination is discrimination no matter what direction it goes.

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DC, much like other companies have lost originality. It is lazy to take an established character and change them to a token minority. Create new characters who do not need to ride on the coat tails of an established character.

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Yeah, tell that to Marvel especially. Cause there theyhave an asian hulk, a female thor & ironman. They also have America Chavez who feels the need to say she’s lesbian in virtually every page… accroding to those who read it. I won’t read them myself, they look cancerous.

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DC used to do have origibal content like Static Shock. Everyone liked him b/c he’s an original character who didn’t take on the reigns of an originally white superhero character.

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I can see that..
A young girl if mix race, father white mother black..
Red wig attached to her cowl..
I can see that and I can see that being badass with the right actress.

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pfff..seriously.. :(

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Wait isnt Commissioner Gordon White and batgirl was his daughter?

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Fuck off already

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you fuck off

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Why couldn’t they say African because we all are different colours

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Because they’re looking at other ethnicity too than African I imagine.

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because some people r brown some r night time lol

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Go for it

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I thought we all had color?

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im a farmer half brown half white

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yup!! i got brown hair, blue eyes, “white” skin and yellow teeth!!

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allice Silverstone

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Time too move past that junk

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Also she is a bit too old

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Commissioner Gordon’s adopted daughter?

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well, in that Batman movie with Clooney, Batgirl was Alfreds niece, so why not just keep rebooting & rewriting the entire storyline until it’s nothing like the original comics?

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I was just trying to make a legitimate link between how a white Commissioner Gordon could have a non-white daughter. Her name could even be Barbara, to really piss off all the elite purists.

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Why? aren’t they any color heroes ?
don’t see the point.. but their money..

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Black Panther, Cyborg, Green Lantern (originally), etc.

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exactly, plenty of colored characters of awesomness in DC, in order to try and change other characters ..

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oooooooh he’s mad over a fictional character.

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oh you need to go back to your mom’s basement hahaha

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Issac, Green Lantern was originally white (Allen Scott), the 2nd was white (Hal Jordan), THEN Jon Stewart. He was not “originally” black.

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Guess they forgot about halle berry.

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Finally another person that gets it

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what about Halle Barry? her Catwoman role doesn’t count here, because she played Patience Phillips and not Selina Kyle.

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The movie was DC’s “Catwoman”. ‘Nuff said.

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And that movie was trash all around

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It’s a white person that is supposed to be her why can’t they leave this crap with having to change everything to other peoples needs

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I’m for equality and all but for nostalgia’s sake, not a good idea.

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And what about a latina?

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latinas are either white (europid) or white mixed with native american (mongoloids). in both cases it doesn’t count as being a “person of colour”

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I say no, I won’t watch it.

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so

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Massive flop incoming

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I don’t care, as long as she can do justice to the part,….Though Old Jim Gordon might have to have a serious chat with the wife.

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not really, if she was black too

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Why are comics doing this shit? Fkn stop it!!! Cabbages!!

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Sure let’s make Superman and Batman ‘men of colour’ too ffs

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Gordon needs to have a chat with his wife..

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Why are people getting angry at this? I know they whitewashed Green Lantern but come on, guys.

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When did they white wash green lantern

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With Ryan Reynolds in 2011, I believe. I always knew Green Lantern as a superhero of color, not white.

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Different Green Lantern actually. Hal Jordan (white Green Lantern) is a separate character from John Stewart (black Green Lantern).

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Okay. Makes sense now.

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Yeah. I didn’t understand why Reynolds was cast at first either, as I grew up watching Justice League.

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Earth has had multiple Green Lanterns. John Stewart wasn’t even the first human Green Lantern introduced in the comics.

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Yeah.

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Actually, DC did the opposite years ago during the Civil rights movement. The original Green Lantern was white and they had him transfer his ring to a black guy.

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Watch the PBS special concerning the history of comic books.

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The original (Alan Scott, golden age) was white. The 2nd (Hal Jordan, silver age) was also white. Then John Stewart, the only black GL. Guy Gardner and Kyle Raynor were also white, and I believe the last guy was Latino, don’t recall his name. And correct me if I’m wrong but hasn’t there been a woman GL also?

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Simon Baz is an US-american Muslim with roots in the middle east, and yes, now there’s also a female GL for Earth parallel to Simon Baz.

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*sigh*

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I think the important thing is it doesn’t matter unless they’re planning to right the KKK into their comics

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Hollywood lost its creativity long ago, so now they just change the race and remake everything

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The shock value of casting someone because of their skin tone has passed as far as I’m concerned. DC needs to worry more about putting out a quality script and cast actors and actresses who can fill the role. All I want to do is enjoy a movie and then praise or bitch at the writing and content not the racial make up of the person in the film.

Unless it calls for an overweight, no longer young, bald dude of indistinct origins to be paid millions for a short role. Then I should of course be cast.

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^ this guy gets it

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actually it hasn’t passed, but it’d be nice

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Shock value…

Just think about that for a second…
Who is it shocking and why is it?

Says a fuck ton about our society I think.

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Jamie Fister not really. It says people are people and will read their own prejudices into anything left open to interpretation.

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Jamie Fister the same shock value that made people blow a gasket over a cyborg being played by a white women. Even when her file in the source material had her as a Caucasian.

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I say there is gonna be a bunch of butthurt people mad that a fictional character with no reason to be white other than white being the only thing acceptable in 1950s being upset she isnt white

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Damn, you hit the nail right on the head!!!!

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People will be mad over the race of fictional characters regardless of their race. People just need a reason to be mad

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People freaked out when the lovely Hally berry played cat woman why should this be any different!

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And they’ll look like this.

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You should see the comments about Roland being played by Idris for the Dark Tower.

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They should make Cyclops white, or Blade.

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I think all superheroes should be women, or persons of color, or have non-traditional sexual preferences! Who came up with white people being heros? How f&#king stupid is that!

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Rob fisher I think they more freaked out over the fact the movie was garbage lol

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I wouldn’t care if a black women played a super hero but I’m only half white so maybe I’m not the right one to say

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Rob Fisher like James said Halle Berry played a good person of colour named Patience Phillips (not the white Selina Kyle), just her Catwoman part and the movie as a whole was garbage. it contained so many bad and awful writing it causes fremdschämen in me.

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Because changing iconic characters like Barbara Gordon is stupid? I wouldn’t want some random white dude being thrown into the role as Blade or Al Simmons. Why should anyone but a white redhead play Batgirl unless it’s not Barbara then do the fuck as you please.

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Yeah, how DARE fans be annoyed when they take liberties with well established characters?

No, we want to see them represented like they are in the books.

I, for one, don’t want to see an Irish Cassandra Cain or a Latino Blade.

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You are obviously a fan of Bayformers.

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Hahaha I love this argument. One why would you change the handful of actual characters of color to white. There is probably 4x the amount of white characters. Spawn is funny example to use cause I bet the casual spawn fan doesn’t even know he is black . And why should anyone else besides a white person play Barbara Gordon. One she isn’t white because she isn’t real, 2 we live in a world where there isn’t just Caucasians. If they depicted every character as they were created it would a 95% white superhero world. Sorry that isn’t appealing to… Read more »
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And the fact that the majority of superheroes are white because of racism is stupid to me but I have had to live with it

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Neil did you cry tears cause jazz was Pontiac instead of a porsche..lol

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Ryan that’s funny I have wanted books that represented more than just one particular group in America and once they started to try and do that I have heard nothing but abunch a crying about the status quo being changed. Don’t worry that’s why they have books from the past so you can get your fix there

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Roland from the Dark Tower being played by Idris pissed people off because Roland was described repeatedly as being based and looking like The Man with No Name spaghetti westerns. Does Idris look anything like Clint Eastwood? Nope.

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It doesn’t make all these tears fake though..lol

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Oh yeah cyclops is white. To the guys that said he should be…poof I’m the wishmaster

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The character should be depicted as they are In the books. Regardless of when the character was created. No one is stopping anyone from creating new characters in any age,color,physical build or sexual orientation. Leave the ones that are already there alone.

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OK so superman should only jump and not fly because that’s how it was originally depicted in the books

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I guess I just have a hard time understanding why folk get so upset and whiny over a fictional character’s skin pigmentation being altered though they’re still pretty much the same persona. Seems petty and childish. The Dark Tower series is my favorite from SK (though I’d love to see From a Buick 8 in the theatres). Having some representation to others isn’t a bad thing at all. Idris is a damn good actor and I’m excited to see this version of the DT series while others are free to nitpick and keep themselves from enjoying entertainment. The stories of… Read more »
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It’s one thing to change the color of their skin and another to completely change the character and story. Take the Bourne movies, utter shit if you read any of the books. They took the character’s name and his amnesia and pissed all over the rest of the story. You claim to be a Dark Tower fan, yet you’re ok with a character based on Clint Eastwood being a tall muscled black guy? Roland is repeatedly described as Clint in every book of the 7 book series. While I haven’t read the newest one the fact remains that Roland being… Read more »
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I’m definitely on board with all humans. Because I’ve often paid alot of attention to facets and trends of filmmaking and its’ industry, and also having lived long enough to be familiar with the self-importance of human nature as well as its’ true greed (especially among executive types) I still reeallly think that the reason studios change so many of the characters they own from their original selves these days is NOT to freshly reinvent them, or to keep them interesting or even to *genuinely* attempt to assist in the validation of a target market audience’s identity… To do that… Read more »
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Besides the fact that the character has been about for multiple year as a white female and just to magically change after countless adventures and moments to appeal to a group of people to just to make them want to see the movie and raise box office gains. As long as this new batgirl is not named barbra gordon im fine with it but to chage a cherecter that has already been established is not ok.

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No … keep her like she is, besides there’s batwing. That should be good enough

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fucken comics for the masses. its making for bullshit films. same with tv. irsis west is white. lets make some black roles white! fucken nightmare cover of the netyork times scandel

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