And I really hope Ebony Maw doesn't die. I like that character.
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Really? All the threads came together? Was there any mention whatsoever of what happened to the conglomeration of Ex Nihili? Or the Builders from the alternate universe who appeared in New Avengers? Did the sole remaining Infinity Gem have any involvement at all to justify Thanos sending most of the Cull Obsidian in search of it? Did the Illuminati have anything at all to say about the fact that one of the alternate Builders pulled Ebony Maw's psychic parasite out of Strange's head right in front of them?
One of my issues with this event from the beginning is that it just tosses out these sub-stories and then ignores them shortly afterward because there's the "main story" that has to be serviced. Why even tell them, then?
I hope all the threads come together. I doubt they actually will, but I'm silly like that. The possibility exists that some of these sub-stories have already been wrapped up in tie-ins I didn't read, in which case I'd appreciate it if someone told me so.
Yup, pretty much. The only reason anyone could have for wanting Elba to play Constantine is a desperate need to end the John Stewart wave before it sweeps over us all. You got me.
Setting aside the fact that I've never heard of anyone wanting Elba to play Hal Jordan, the whole point of nominating Elba for Constantine is that Con-Job's a character that doesn't require physical resemblance. He's white and blond because his creators thought it would be cool if he looked like Sting. His race has never really been significant to the character; what has been important is his working-class Liverpool upbringing. Constantine doesn't need to be white or blond. He just needs to be British, and Elba's got that covered. He also has a talent for playing morally ambiguous recluses in trench coats; hence why he'd be perfect for the role.
This is actually a great point that doesn't get brought up enough.
The fact of the matter is, for most Superheroes race is irrelevant to the character.
People might not like it, because there is no reason why Superman has to be white. Or Aquaman. Or Batman. Or Flash. Or anyone on the Justice League founding roster.
I can't think of one of them that skin color is a defining characteristic. Some of them are even alien like Superman. Or metahuman like Aquaman. And Martian Manhunter can shape shift for crying out loud - there's no reason he even has to be portrayed by a male actor. (although having a male shapeshifting into a female, might not fit DC's tone lol)
End of the day, for me personally. Hal Jordan is the founding member of the JL. He's who I want in the JL film. What his skin color is however, is pretty much completely irrelevant.
Well, yes and no; race isn't important to most superheroes in-universe, but there can be other considerations that are important determining factors. For Superman, there's the fact that the Reeve portrayal was so iconic that it's come to define the character's look for decades to come. Think of Superman's face and you think of Christopher Reeve; think of Christopher Reeve and you think of Superman. Actors are cast as the Man of Steel on the basis of whether or not they've got "the Superman look" (although there are obviously other factors --- but this is a pretty big one, more so than for any other character). So there's a certain visual element that people automatically associate with Superman, and him being white is, for better or worse, part of that.
As for Batman, there's no "Bruce Wayne look" that's anywhere near as iconic as Reeve's Superman countenance, and although there is a plausible in-universe explanation for why Batman would have to be white (the Waynes were one of five families who built the city of Gotham during a time when that kind of economic power was the preserve of white peope), it's not a very rigid explanation or one that can't be altered for the cinematic version. Black Batman is easier to negotiate than black Superman. As for the rest, yeah, there's no particular reason they can't be a different race, none of them are so iconic that the larger audience has a definite picture in their head of what they look like.
Up until Wesley Pruden's retirement, which was relatively recent by editors' standards, the Washington Times was an unabashedly right-wing paper with all the social standpoints you'd expect from that description. You really shouldn't expect anything better from them. The sad part is they were making improvements on how they approached issues of race, religion and sexuality until protests from their conservative financers compelled them to stop all that (even threatened to shut down the paper) and start toeing the old lines established by the Unification Church's influence.
@v_scarlotte_rose: I guess it's possible, since Wiccan and Speed have very little to do with the X-Men. But I hope they don't. Calling a speedster "Speed" is going to seem rather clumsy in a movie.
@joshmightbe: Most likely Marvel. The terms of the agreement are somewhat nebulous; I believe it gives Fox control over movie rights pertaining to characters who "frequently appear" in X-Men comics. Alpha Flight has a history with the X-Men, but I don't think it's so extensive as to make them inseparable or automatically associated with the X-verse. They can stand alone. If worst comes to worst, Marvel could just make a movie without calling the team "Alpha Flight" to avoid legal complications. It's probably what they're going to do in Avengers: Age of Ultron by calling Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch just "Pietro" and "Wanda" instead of their codenames.
This is my only account. I can't comment on things because I'm new? Usually people are welcoming on the other sites I've joined... Regretting joining comicvine already. Thanks, man. I guess you and Lvenger are the same person and this is a two person thread... I'm going back to Spill.
I hope you let go of some of that anger and paranoia. God bless.
You realize I can see your IP address and every account associated with it, right? Would you like me to show you the screen where it displays your most recent alt accounts, including Captain13, Superdork and jamessmarion?
I hope you let go some of the cowardice that drove you to make this account just to claim people who disagreed with you must be racists. The faux-persecution is a cute touch, though.
And clearly Elba would rock this--and not because he's black. Wow, that is some racist thinking...
Scratch that ---- I see why now. The sock account lets you insinuate people who disagree with this casting must be doing so out of racism --- a claim so outrageous you wouldn't dare make it on your main. Cowardice 101.