Tag Archives: Casting

Michelle Rodriguez sick of Hollywood “Stealing all the White Superheroes”

After several weeks of rumors that DC’s Justice League film might cast Michelle Rodriguez as a Green Lantern, TMZ caught up with her to ask about these rumors Rodriguez proceeded to shove her foot in her mouth.

“I think it’s so stupid… this whole minorities in Hollywood thing, it’s so stupid. It’s like, stop stealing all the white people’s superheroes. Make up your own.”

Rodriguez would later clarify that she felt would rather creators make new characters rather than changing the backgrounds of existing characters, but here’s the thing, they’re fictional characters. The backgrounds of these characters are changing and being re-written all the time, even if their sex, race or sexual orientation isn’t being changed.  These characters don’t have to be one race, or sex or anything else, because like any mythological character, there is never one definitive version.

I think the only thing more disturbing than Rodriguez outlook is how many comic reading racists have already rallied behind her.

via: Comic Book Resources

Will Cap 3 Introduce Baron Zemo?

A casting list from Captain America: Civil War reportedly indicates that Daniel Bruhl will be playing the good Captain’s hooded enemy Baron Zemo.

Honestly, I’m surprised that that they waited this long to introduce Zemo. He’s probably Cap’s most major enemy next to Red Skull, but, if Bruhl is playing the Deformed Baron, its a great casting choice.

Via Comic Book Resources

Tom Hardy Leaves the Carnival of Sadness Early.

Suicide Squad is already looking to recast a character as Tom Hardy is backing out for reasons that have not been officially announced. (But since shooting on The Revenant is reportedly going longer than expected, its safe to assume that is the reason.)

Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly already being approached about the part of Rick Flag, but only time will tell.

Thanks to Random Ramblings Man for the tip.

Via: Comic Book Resources