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Reblogged from graemem  15,169 notes

As for a movie with a non-white lead; if Marvel makes Thor 3 before it makes Black Panther, it will have made ten movies headlined by blond white men named Chris before it makes one movie headlined by someone who isn’t even white. (They can cast a black actor named Chris. That’s totally OK.)

By Marvel Studios and diversity, everyone. (From here.)
Reblogged from smallsoapdish  45,664 notes
hypable:

Guardians of the Galaxy is breaking box office records this weekend, but more importantly it’s breaking barriers in Hollywood by being the first Marvel script credited to a woman.
Guardians of the Galaxy is receiving remarkable reviews by critics and fans alike and is expected to take in over $90 million during its explosive opening weekend.
What’s more interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film to have been written by a woman that’s actually received credit for their work.
Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been on the rise for quite some time. She’s been included in up and coming screenwriter lists for years now and even did some work on Thor’s script, but she’s finally been given credit for being the screenwriter of Marvel’s latest film, which is being touted for its unique storyline.
In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Perlman explained her attempts to persuade studios to put their trust in a woman’s hands to write sci-fi, saying, “I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’”
Read more at Hypable.com

hypable:

Guardians of the Galaxy is breaking box office records this weekend, but more importantly it’s breaking barriers in Hollywood by being the first Marvel script credited to a woman.

Guardians of the Galaxy is receiving remarkable reviews by critics and fans alike and is expected to take in over $90 million during its explosive opening weekend.

What’s more interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel film to have been written by a woman that’s actually received credit for their work.

Screenwriter Nicole Perlman has been on the rise for quite some time. She’s been included in up and coming screenwriter lists for years now and even did some work on Thor’s script, but she’s finally been given credit for being the screenwriter of Marvel’s latest film, which is being touted for its unique storyline.

In a recent interview with TIME magazine, Perlman explained her attempts to persuade studios to put their trust in a woman’s hands to write sci-fi, saying, “I was noticing that I was having trouble convincing people, when I was pitching on projects, that I would be capable of doing this. There was a little bit of an attitude of, ‘Well, you’re a woman, you’re not writing romantic comedies, we’ll give you the Marie Curie biopic.’”

Read more at Hypable.com

Reblogged from brevoortformspring  286 notes
    Anonymous asked
    why don't you simply try to boost black panther more, if you want black characters in the spotlight to shine with diversity? one would assume that with dc's bat-universe-dominance black panther might sell well, if he is written and portrayed in a similar way.

    Answer:

    brevoortformspring:

    I don’t know, I think there’s something a bit off about the notion that the only way to make the Black Panther successful is to make him a clone of Batman.

    But that’s not really the issue here, is it? And you’re mistaking the goal.

    We’re telling a Captain America story, plain and simple.

    For all of the folks that wrote in about this: I’m sorry that there are no longer any white male heroes in comics that you can relate to.

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NOTICE

deantrippe:

If women and minorities taking on major superhero character roles (while the main characters are still prominently featured and going on new journeys) is offensive to you: PLEASE JUST UNFOLLOW THIS BLOG. No need to reblog me just to complain about “political correctness” and “pandering” and both of them being “shoved down your throat.” Write your own post. I’m not interested in your note.

On the subject of Falcap, specifically: Were you whining when Bucky Barnes took over the job? Do you even read the comics? You loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though, right? So maybe there’s a reason why this particular change is getting under your skin. Sam Wilson will be the seventh person in Marvel Universe continuity to be called Captain America. And he’ll be awesome.

If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.

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totalfilm:

Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch on Marvel’s Doctor Strange shortlist
With Doctor Strange casting rumours continuing to come thick and fast, Deadline reports that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are two of the names on Marvel’s current shortlist…

Is Marvel even considering actors of color for this role?   Are they really going to tell the white dude travels to the Himalayas and acquires mystical powers story twice (with Iron Fist, too)?   Is every single Marvel movie going to center around a white guy?

(Extra irony that both of these actors have played whitewashed characters and furthered their careers.)

totalfilm:

Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch on Marvel’s Doctor Strange shortlist

With Doctor Strange casting rumours continuing to come thick and fast, Deadline reports that Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are two of the names on Marvel’s current shortlist…

Is Marvel even considering actors of color for this role? Are they really going to tell the white dude travels to the Himalayas and acquires mystical powers story twice (with Iron Fist, too)? Is every single Marvel movie going to center around a white guy?

(Extra irony that both of these actors have played whitewashed characters and furthered their careers.)

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Right now we have an X-Men franchise that has sidelined Kitty Pryde, completely mishandled Storm, Emma Frost and Rogue, robbed Jean Grey of any agency, and has yet to properly introduce Psylocke, Jubilee and Polaris.

The latest film does feature a number of non-white characters, but every single one of them (Storm, Blink, Sunspot, Warpath, Bishop) is relegated to outside guard duty while all of the white characters (Xavier, Magneto, Kitty, Wolverine) handle the important, emotion-heavy, world-saving work.

There’s even been a surprisingly anti-international slant towards one of the most international teams in comics as Colossus, Banshee, Quicksilver and Storm all lost their cultural identities in the transition from page to screen.

By

Brett White from CBR: in order for the X-Men to survive, they need to diversify.

p.s.

First, Bryan Singer has to go. This may come as a surprise considering that I just heaped a ton of praise on the director’s latest film, but I’ve done so while also purposely avoiding mentioning his name. Based on the sexual abuse allegations currently piling up around him, I just feel icky — an understatement — giving the guy any praise.”

(via milesabovepeter)
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Can I just say that one of my very favorite parts of Winter Soldier was Nick Fury cocking an eyebrow at the police officers side-eyeing his expensive vehicle and sneering, “You wanna see my lease?”

Because the idea of Nick Motherfucking Fury having to deal with shit as disgusting and petty as racial profiling is sort of painfully realistic and heartbreaking.  He’s hugely, massively powerful, and he’s sitting in his bulletproof car pondering decisions of worldwide import, but also he gets pulled over sometimes and asked for his registration because the police assume he stole it.  

Ack.  I was just so pleased that they included that line.

yeah the import of that really struck me the second time I watched the movie.

The driving while black bit was one of my favorite parts.

Yeah, this really struck me the second time when I wasn’t just sitting there terrified his car would blow up at any moment. It really makes you think of all the shit he had to go through to get where he is today and still the police give him the side eye when he drives up in an expensive car. Also, obviously we find out later they’re HYDRA agents but the car chase scene is literally a bunch of white guys in police uniforms shooting at a single black man and it’s an image we’ve seen a million times (on the news, in the movies, even on Agents of Shield with Mike Peterson) only this time the police are the bad guys and we’re rooting for Nick. I just thought, especially in the context of scene preceding it where it’s made clear that Nick’s had to deal with racism and profiling that it was a interesting choice to make HYDRA the police.

Or as he’s driving through the city with all these people disguised as cops chasing him and shooting at him and knowing that nobody would even think that he might be innocent and in need of help.

That last comment was my thought too, while I was watching that scene. Nobody’s going to help him. Nobody’s going to think that maybe something’s wrong with this picture even though there are like a billion cops with bazookas and explosives and shit chasing one single black buy in an SUV. Nobody’s going to think outside that one narrative.

One might point out that while these specific white cops were HYDRA agents rather than racists (unless they were also racists), the way Nick says it implies this wouldn’t be the first time.

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HYDRA comes from Nazis. I don’t know you get HYDRA as NOT being racists. From the side-eye the cops give, to what’s his face calling Sam ‘boy’, to the general disregard of Natasha as a woman, despite knowing what she is/her training - like?

But yeah, Fury does say it like it’s not at all the first time.

Like seriously there was someone who leapt to defend Hydra.

"These specific white men were Nazis rather than racists."

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americachavez:

William H. Foster III, comic book historian, on representation in comic books. From PBS’s Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle.

Because a post crossed my dash recently asking why we need to push for more representation in comic books and media in general. 50 years later, this man still tears up because in one panel, Peter Parker spoke to an unnamed black kid. That’s why we need representation.