There has been a lot of talk about Michael B. Jordan playing the role of Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the upcoming film Fantastic Four. A lot of this is centered on the fact that Johnny Storm is depicted as a Caucasian character in the Marvel comic book series and Michael B. Jordan is African American. What do you guys think about this casting decision? Click here to read what Jordan had to say about it.
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Some interesting facts about The Avengers were recently reported by Hypable. “Five out of the six Avengers that make up the largest movie franchise in the world are straight, white, conventionally-beautiful males. That’s over 83% of the Avengers franchise headlined by people born of systematic privilege.” Will this affect your decision on whether you will support the upcoming Avengers film? Click here to read more.
Furious 7 opened to a franchise-best $384 million last weekend at the global box office, including $143.6 million domestically — the biggest debut since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November 2013 ($158 million). More impressive, its global bow was the fourth-best of all time. According to Universal Pictures, 75 percent of the audience in North America was non-Caucasian, generally in line with previous installments. Hispanics, the most frequent moviegoers in the U.S., made up the majority of ticket buyers (37 percent), followed by Caucasians (25 percent), African-Americans (24 percent), Asians (10 percent) and other (4 percent).
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Michelle Rodriguez was recently asked if she would consider playing the role of Green Lantern in a new retake film for DC Comics. She responded by saying she thought it was ridiculous for minorities to be cast as white superhero characters.
“Stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes,” she said. “Make up your own.”
She later explained on Facebook that she thinks it’s silly to try to change superheroes to fit different actors, like turning a guy into a girl or a white character into a black character. She further elaborated that we should develop new minority characters rather than adapting existing characters to be played by minorities. Click here to read TheCelebrityCafe article.
Sunday’s Academy Awards show enlisted the most diverse group of performers and presenters in Oscars history, as 15 minority presenters, including Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Oprah Winfrey, took the stage to deliver the evening’s awards. However, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories, for only the second time since 1998, shows that the film industry is not reflective of American society. Click here to read more.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, longtime William Morris Endeavor agent Tyler King, will be launching his own media firm, MACRO, that focuses on developing content for multicultural audiences.
Geena Davis has teamed up with ARC Entertainment to launch a new film festival in Bentonville, AK and will champion women and diversity in film. It will also be the first and only film competition in the world to offer guaranteed theatrical, TV, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for its winners. Click here to read more.