White people have so many movies with animals as main characters, but we can’t even get one main character PoC superhero up in dis shyt.
Yo! I say that shit all the time at the movie theatre! Like you want a purple and green monster as your main character but the magical negro gets 9 minutes of film time? werd? k
And then people are like “But we want characters our kids can relate to!”
Uhm, your kid can relate to a talking dog but not a poc?
The fuck is wrong with your kid?
I have a developing theory that part of the reason Tim Burton was taken off the batman franchise is because the studio was full of racists and he wanted to cast black actors. Think about it: In the first Batman movie in 1989, Harvey Dent was portrayed by Billy Dee Williams who was set to reprise his role in an eventual sequel as two-face. However, when Burton was ready to cast two-face, the studio insisted on a new director who insisted on handing the part to Tommy Lee Jones who totally sucked in the role. Also, Burton originally cast Marlon Wayans as Robin in Batman Returns, but with time constraints, Burton cut the entire Robin story line. Slated to do a third picture, Burton was set to use Wayans. I think Warner Brothers in the mid-90’s might have looked at their third Batman movie and said “you know what, Batman Returns didn’t make as much as we wanted and now Burton wants two of the lead actors to be Black guys and we haven’t really marketed this movie to Black people, because they need movies marketed at them a specific way and this isn’t their place.” So, of course, they dumped Burton and picked up some idiot who made this bullshit happen.
This might be true, yo. Because, really.
on how hollywood alienates white people who want to include POC too