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jfdavis 1/26/2010 2:50:25 PM

Along the same vein of using John Stuart in Justice League was their use of Hawkgirl instead of Hawkman. She was one of my favorite characters in the show.

I'm sure there will be whites and proably not just evil ones like Klaw...

samson 1/26/2010 3:06:05 PM


I see what you are saying. And I completely agree with you about how things were handled with John Stewart and the JLU cartoon. All the races and genders equal, but invisible. They were just people.

I don't think they will make the show about race. Reginald Hudlin wrote BP for a while (I think) and I don't believe he took that route with comics. Besaides, it's a Marvel character. I don't think they would let things get out of hand.

I don't think it's patronizing to have an all, or mostly, black cast anymore than I think The Big Bang (great show by the way) is patronizing to whites. I think you may feel that way because you are use to seeing either all white, or mostly white casts in genre shows/films. That's not a knock against you. I think what we are shown really does shape our perceptions. I think a mostly minority cast sets off the "PC" alarm in a lot of non-minority people.


Cheesey1 1/26/2010 4:47:20 PM

Axia, well Stan Lee has repeatedly said that Marvel should make a BP film.  Obviously he doesn't run the studio, but he's as credible as any Marvel person out there.  Also Wesley Snipes was really pushing a BP film a few years ago and there was some interest and now that Marvel studios can foot the bill themselves, I think that they will make one.  Re, the role of T'Challa, Djimon Hounsou is just too old, the story has to start at his origin and there's no way that an actor as old as Hounsou will work as T'Challa.  Since T'Chaka (his father) is a big part of T'Challa's origin they could cast Djimon as T'Chaka, although I'd prefer to see Snipes as T'Challa's father, especially after how hard he tried to get the BP film made.  I've been saying this for over a year, but the best T'Challa is Chiwetel Ejiofor.  Idris Elba's really good, but Ejiofor's a fantastic actor and he was a credible martial artist in Red Belt.

BarracudaVSFrankencastle 1/26/2010 4:53:50 PM

The BLACK PANTHER looks cool enough artistically to hold my attention, and the voice acting (aside from Jill Scott ewww lol) sounds like it would make for a dope ensamble in a live action flick, in the end it all really depends on which comics they decide to rip the plots from...

axia777 1/26/2010 5:19:28 PM

Man Cheesy you are ont he $$$MONEY$$$ with saying Chiwetel Ejiofor should be Black Panther.  He was the Oprative in Serenity and man did he ever kick ass in that role.  He has is all for playing BP.  He knows how to proect the authority and regalness that T'Chaka would need to to be King fo Wakanda.  He certainly did that as the Operative in Serenity.  I have not seen Red Belt, I will have to, but he did enough to convince me in Serenity.

ponyboy76 1/26/2010 6:53:24 PM

I kind of understand what Lazarus is saying, but I can't believe you are complaining that there are too many blacks in an animated cartoon set in Africa about the Black Panther, who is king of a country full of Africans. That's like saying there were too many Asians in the Jackie Chan adventures. I didn't see many white people in that cartoon. Should we call that bias too?  Come on, almost every superhero cartoon has all races represented but only in a token way , but they are represented because they are part of the population. Wakanda is an isolationist country. There are no white people or any other race living there. I'm sure there will be other races represented but just not as main characters. I don't see the issue here. Its the Black Panther..

ponyboy76 1/26/2010 6:55:31 PM

And the music is fine, its African based and not realy urban. It fits.

Cheesey1 1/26/2010 8:08:12 PM

Axia, thanks and I agree that his role and performance in Serenity oozed royalty.  Redbelt's worth watching, but it's a David Mamet film, so it's a bit on the boring side and the story wasn't as tight as I expected, but I've always found the David Mamet stuff that I've watched to be a bit forced.  I highly, highly recommend one of Chiwetel's first flicks (which was the film that made him famous)  - "Dirty Pretty Things."


OrangeRush2112 1/26/2010 9:06:05 PM

 music is ghastly. art looks good. lets see it put together now. 

lister 1/26/2010 9:32:02 PM

 Totally down for this as is.

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