These days the media is trying to be politically correct or "progressive" and casting black or female actors in an attempt to fill some arbitrary quota, not because it fits the movie or because they're good actors.
The new Ghostbusters and upcoming star wars are two recent examples. Movies\stories rewritten with females to push a political agenda, not because the movie woukd be good. Rogue One is also CLEARLY a Dark Forces movie, yet they pushed out Kyle Katran as the lead simply because they want to be "progressive" and have a female lead.
So sure, if he was a good actor in a movie with a compelling plot then I don't care about his skin color. If its a crappy movie with crap actor, but he's black because the movie studio has some agenda to push, then no I won't be seeing it.
Let's start replacing black characters with white actors in movies and see how non biased blacks are when that happens.
Spider Man is a white character. Made by two white guys for a white audience. Anyone who wants more black comic book characters should try inventing some instead of just culturally appropriating white characters like assholes.
I'm black, and I'd watch it only if John Boyega played Spidy. Other than that I probably wouldn't care. For me I don't need to see black men play roles that have commonly been by white guys. Though a black James Bond could be done if they pick the right person. Again, John Boyega would fit that bill pretty well, but in about another 10 years, he's too young right now.
Yes I'd rather it be the miles morales spiderman but honestly I don't think it matters what colour a fictional character is they constantly change the story of these superheroes I don't care how they look just make it good.
Well no becuase the character Peter Parker in the comics is white... not black. It's going against the narrative but then again Hollywood nowadays likes to mix things up and find new ways to make profits as usual.
Would you be happy if the new Luke Skywalker was black for instance?
Absolutely not. I would never watch a Spiderman movie with a black Peter Parker. I WOULD however watch a Spiderman movie with Miles Morales, a half-black half-lation kid, being Spiderman. That's who you have pictured by the way just in caseyou didn't know
My only reason for saying no is that Peter Parker, comic book wise, shares nothing with the black experience and being African-American I feel like if they were to changehim to being black you have to change his Dynamic his backstory and his emotional life to the point where it wouldn't feel like Peter Parker anymore. And that is where Miles Morales Succeeds. Miles Morales is a completely new story that has the black Dynamic and fits the role because it was created to do so
No but only because It just seems pointless to make Peter black when there is already a black Spiderman named Miles Morales and he's fucking awesome, so i'd love if he just got his own movie as opposed to changing another character.
I don't like the Spiderman movies so I wouldn't watch regardless. But here's a good rule: a character should only be a of a certain ethinicity or skin tone if necessary. For example: Ip Man should be Chinese or at least look relatively Chinese and inhabit the culture. It'd be ironic of he was Japanese or Mongolian or something. Django should be black because of the context of slavery. Peter Parker however (as far as I know) has no ties to a race, culture, or ethnic background
Well I know that the only other spiderman is a latino boy, but on the other hand Holy shit it's Donald Glover... so I'd say 'Eh, beats another Michael Bay transformers movie' and would go see it anyway