daisy1355:

Topic: DIVERSITY IN THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
Anthony Mackie: We’re in a day and age where kids deserve someone they can look up to. I’m very proud of Scarlett with what she’s been able to do with Black Widow, and how little girls can sit back and see that she doesn’t have to have superpowers, she’s just a badass. While being cool and a chick. And I like the fact that little brown kids can say, ‘hey, the Falcon is there now’, and little green kids can say, ‘the Hulk’s there’. Don’t want to leave out the Martians. I think it’s very important, and I think Marvel has been at the forefront of that, giving people the opportunity to represent every aspect of culture. It’s definitely something that was on the table, and on my mind when I decided to sign on to this project.
Topic: FANS COMPLAINING ABOUT CASTING ON GROUNDS OF RACE
Anthony Mackie: Superman, black would be the coolest dude in the world. Imagine Sam Jackson in a cape. Running around. That would be a good movie.
I think what a lot of people don’t get is, these people aren’t real. If you cast a black dude as John F Kennedy, that’s wrong. If you cast a white dude as Martin Luther King, that’s wrong. These people aren’t real. The suits aren’t real. There aren’t really superheroes in the world.
At some point in time, you have to steep yourself in reality and say, ‘hey, it’s not about what they look like, it’s about casting a good actor in the role. If you’re sitting at home and you can’t see a black guy as Nick Fury, maybe there’s something wrong with you.

I would argue here that MCU Nick Fury is very much based on Ultimate Nick Fury in which he is exactly SLJ. The character was drawn to be Sam Jackson. Not that I completely disagree with the point. On the other hand, Marvel has an incredibly diverse cast of character from all walks of life you can pick and choose to have representation if that’s what you’re after. DC is also chock full of every flavor of human. My thing with casting someone like, say, Johnny Storm/Human Torch, who has always been a white guy in every incarnation of him in his comics, with a black guy, I feel like you’re messing with the source material. Basically I’m saying that if you’re making an adaptation of something, stick as close to the source material as possible. If you want to make sure you’re representing everyone, throw in the guys that are actually of those flavors. Want an African superhero? Bam, you got Black Panther. Want a female Muslim superhero? Throw in Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel(2014).

These characters may not be real but that doesn’t mean their properties can be switched around when someone goes to adapt them to a movie. They have been established as they are and they are who they are. If a director goes and says “Instead of Black Panther being an African man, we’re going to cast an Asian actor because we have a really good Asian actor” I, as the creator, would be upset that someone is changing what I made so they can cut corners. And therein lies the biggest problem with adaptations. I’m not saying it makes all the difference but it does mess up the integrity of the original creation to change around things like a character’s race or religion or what costume they wear or if they live in Cleaveland versus Chicago.

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

gaslightgallows:

frantzfandom:

art-is-the-word:

hollowvish:

The #Marvel movie licensing situation may be confusing, but this infographic lays things out in a clear and concise manner

Yes

how does universal STILL own namorwhy the fuck would anyone buy man-thing

And Stan Lee owns himself. 

So where’s my fucking Namor movie?

Why…why the fuck does Universal own the film rights to Namor?

ilikelookingatnakedmen:

gaslightgallows:

frantzfandom:

art-is-the-word:

hollowvish:

The #Marvel movie licensing situation may be confusing, but this infographic lays things out in a clear and concise manner

Yes

how does universal STILL own namor

why the fuck would anyone buy man-thing

And Stan Lee owns himself. 

So where’s my fucking Namor movie?

Why…why the fuck does Universal own the film rights to Namor?

goldencave:

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW

If I may ask, what are you religious views, if any?
Anonymous

thefrogman:

I grew up Catholic.

Baptism.

Taught by nuns in elementary school.

I stood. I sat. I knelt. I sang songs out of tune. I knelt some more. I yawned.

Sister Cathy yelled at me for eating a crayon.

First communion. Jesus crackers. Jesus wine.

First confession. “I stole my brother’s Legos and then lied to my mom about stealing his Legos and then he punched me. I’m hoping he confesses to you about the punching thing cuz that really hurt.”

Don’t forget to kneel.

Confirmation!

High school church youth group.

I read the bible. I was probably supposed to do this earlier.

The beginning bits seemed harsh. I liked Jesus quite a bit, but his stories never seemed to fit with the ones that surrounded them.

Questions arose.

Did they put animals that can swim on the boat? I mean, could you just leave the ducks off the ark to save space? Maybe they could swim along side and you just toss them bread. 

Why did he free Moses and make them wander around for so long? Haven’t they been through enough? 

(To Father Steve) Technically a whale can’t ingest a human. Jonah would have got caught in its throat and they both would have died.

*angry priest face*

So are you saying that God made a bet with Satan to see how much shit Job would put up with? That doesn’t seem very ethical for a deity. 

*angrier priest face*

Then I started learning about the politics of religion and more important questions arose. 

What’s wrong with being gay? That passage is in the same book that says slavery is totally fine. 

What’s wrong with contraception? People are dying of diseases that you could have prevented if your missionaries gave out condoms instead of bibles. 

And finally…

Why am I sick?…….. How is this someone’s plan for me? 

My views became very “if any.”

That world made no sense to me. I started working things out on my own and solving my problems without asking for His help. Those beliefs held me back. They held me back because they were not my beliefs. They were given to me by others and I went along with it. 

I don’t begrudge anyone with faith. I can’t say if they are wrong or right. I think faith helps a great deal of people. I still consider Father Steve my greatest mentor and one of the kindest (and most patient) individuals I’ve ever known.

I know a lot of people seek answers of creation and life after death, but I don’t think about that much anymore. I don’t really care. My mind has filled up with so many curiosities that may actually have an answer. Answers I can grasp and understand. Trying to know the unknown seems futile to me. 

I just want to live the best life I can. I wish to be a good person because it is the right thing to do and not because I fear a fiery pit. I’m better at being a good person now, more-so than when I believed. 

Not believing works best for me. Results may vary.

vxpo:

Kanye West says he’s gonna be the next Nelson Mandela? Nigga your wife is a porn star and your daughter is a compass. Please have several seats.

buckyys:

"Star-Lord." "Who?"

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

dianeraeb:

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

Well there’s plenty of action movies that feature mostly women. Silent Hill is the only one I can think of that has literally all women with the exception to two men as supporting cast. When they made Silent Hill, they were going to have no male supporting cast at all but the studio said to put in at least one. I’m pretty sure Sean Bean even has the shower scene you speak of.

Other than that you have anything by Paul W.S. Anderson. He usually has a strong emphasis on female leads or predominantly female casts. Then there’s Sucker Punch, which is a fucking awful movie and is nothing more than five glorified music videos. But it has an entire female cast with ONE supporting male character.

And of course, there’s Kill Bill.