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Pointing out Marvel Studios’ lack of on-screen diversity is nowhere near a new phenomenon. As ComicsAlliance’s Andrew Wheeler has memorably pointed out, “If Marvel makes Thor 3 [as its first 2017 release], it will have made ten movies headlined by blond white men named Chris before it makes one movie headlined by someone who isn’t even white.” While not besmirching the talent or integrity of Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt, that’s taking lack of diversity to admirably comic levels.

Additionally, the studio’s lack of a movie with a female lead — specifically, a Black Widow feature starring Scarlett Johansson, although fans would also accept a Captain Marvel movie, or even a Squirrel Girl one by this point — has been commented on to such an extent that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently weighed in, saying that he “very much believe[s] in doing it” in concept. “I hope we do it sooner rather than later,” he added at the time, while simultaneously pointing out that Marvel’s ongoing successful franchises make finding slots for new characters and concepts challenging.

That is somewhat of a smokescreen, in terms of excuses. As this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy shows, Marvel has no problem introducing new characters and concepts — in fact, we’re due to have one per year for the next couple of years, with Ant-Man coming next year and Doctor Strange landing in 2016. In both of those cases, however, Marvel is sticking closely to white male leads. (Admittedly, the lead role in Doctor Strange is not cast, and it’s not impossible that Marvel will choose to break with tradition and cast a non-white male as its Sorcerer Supreme — but, given some of the actors rumored to have been considered for the role, that doesn’t look likely.)

Of course, there’s still an obvious opportunity for Marvel to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on the subject of diversity in casting. Both Wonder Woman and Sony’s mystery Spider-Man project are scheduled (in the latter case, rumored) for 2017 release, and Marvel has an unnamed project scheduled for release May 5 of that year — almost two months before the June 23 bow for Wonder Woman. What if it snuck in a female-led movie just under the wire in order to be “first”?

Similarly, Aquaman isn’t due until July 2018, and there are three unknown Marvel projects scheduled before then. Black Panther, Falcon or even an upgrade from Netflix to theaters for Luke Cage could help Marvel become the first studio to put a superhero of color on the big screen since 2008’s Hancock — if it wanted to.

That, ultimately, is what this comes down to: what Marvel wants to do. As arguably the most successful movie studio around these days, and one that has demonstrated no problem in convincing mainstream audiences to accept a dancing tree and a talking raccoon as heroes, it’s not a question of whether Marvel could make a movie with a woman or person of color in the lead role, or even could make such a movie a hit. It’s a question of whether that’s something that the studio is interested in doing. Whenever Marvel announces its next projects — something which may be sooner than later, given this week’s Warner Bros. schedule announcement — we’ll get the answer to that question.


The Hollywood Reporter, “Warner Bros. and DC Expose Marvel’s Achilles Heel: Diversity

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"If it were up to me, it would be today."

Victoria Alonso, executive VP, on when Marvel Studios will announce a female-led superhero film

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me when buying something over $10: do i need this? do i need any material objects? will this matter when i face the great abyss?

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Lobster in a bucket looks like a gigantic monster on a metallic planet, and the waterdrops look like stars.

This is transcendental. 


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"Guillermo had admitted to me that he wanted ‘Creep’ for one of the ‘Hellboy’ movies and Radiohead wouldn’t give it to him. So when he saw it in the script he said, ‘Jorge, you’re not going to get that song. You better get used to…start thinking of a different song because you’re not getting that song.’ And so all the studio people said, ‘That’s a really tricky song to get. They are not going to give it to you.’ So caution to the wind, we sent the band a little video of what we were doing with the song. And they, for the first time ever, said, you know, the way you’re using the song is exactly what that song is for. It’s a teenager who doesn’t feel like he doesn’t fit in. And that’s who Manolo is. And he wants to be a musician. So they gave us permission to use the song. I couldn’t believe it. And then, after that every band who was on the fence about giving us a song, we would always say, ‘Well, are you saying you’re better than Radiohead?’ And that’s how we guilted a lot of bands. But it’s been a, you know, we have Radiohead. And then we have Café Tacvba. We have Biz Markie, Elvis, Rod Stewart."

Jorge Gutierrez (http://www.latino-review.com/news/exclusive-interview-talking-the-book-of-life-with-jorge-gutierrez)

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do you ever just passionately miss the first series of doctor who but not just because you miss Nine but because you miss the monsters and the simple story lines that were new and so interesting and the companions that didn’t need a magic back story to be special and weren’t just a new puzzle for the doctor to solve they were just ordinary people with ordinary lives and taught (especially the young viewers) that anyone can be a hero i just really miss season one okay

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