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Rockntractor
05-28-2015, 06:41 PM
by KIPP JONES (http://www.breitbart.com/author/kipp-jones/)28 May 2015Los Angeles, CA31 (http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/05/28/hollywood-diversity-marvel-casting-tilda-swinton-to-play-asian-man/#disqus_thread)

Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is in talks to star as the Ancient One in the upcoming Marvel superhero film Doctor Strange, despite the character’s originally written gender and ethnicity, according to the Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/tilda-swinton-talks-join-benedict-798348).While Marvel Studios has generally kept its film characters as close to their comic inspiration as possible, some have criticized the studio’s previous casting choices for their lack of diversity.
(Other Marvel films include franchises such as The Avengers, Captain America, The Punisher, Spider-Man and X-Men.)
Enter Swinton, who could possibly star as the 500-year-old Tibetan sorcerer the Ancient One, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, and an integral character now has a new look, in-step with the industry’s move toward more diversity.
While Marvel’s consideration to cast a female as the Sorcerer Supreme is being praised by some fans of the franchise, others are still upset, and an argument is being made (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/doctor-strange-tilda-swinton-in-talks-to-play-female-version-of-the-ancient-one-alongside-benedict-cumberbatch-10281359.html) the actress would actually make the film less diverse.
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Apocalypse
05-28-2015, 10:52 PM
I wasn't thrilled when I see they went from an old Tibetan monk, to a mid aged woman. But I can live with it considering the char. dies somewhat early. And least they didn't go with Miles Morales for the Spider-man movie.

NJCardFan
05-29-2015, 10:49 AM
Nothing new. Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movie is black now. In The Flash TV show, Wally West is black. Perry White is black in Man of Steel.


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Dori
05-29-2015, 11:00 AM
I'm surprised they didn't make her a transvestite.

Hollyweird deserves their name.