Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Fox is not Jolie

OK, You all know I try not to take this media shit with much seriousness. I mean manipulation of images is fun and cool and all but its not that serious, right? Freaking wrong. Step 1, Mark Millar, bad ass comic book man puts out a bad ass super villain comic called Wanted, a few years ago. It was super dope. Main female villain is a Catwoman knock off dyed bronze named The Fox. Hot like fire and black, or at least Puerto Rican, right? Like a young Eartha Kitt. So how come Angelina Jolie has the part in the movie? What the hell is going on Hollywood? She is not black! And I know its some pasty faced producer in some high class Hollywood hotel suite snorting enough blow to kill an elephant that lifts his head up right before he has a heart attack and says “Hey guys, Fuck a black chick, they have too much attitude anyway. How about we get Angelina Jolie? She was like Tomb Raider.” That shit for brains passes out but his coca induced fantasy lives on. Can you leave the good black parts for the good black actors. Or at least stop making bad black actors play good white roles (See the Kingpin in the Daredevil movie to know what I’m talking about.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there mostly concerned with MONEY. You have to be honest, the movie is clearly going to make more money with Angelina Jolie, and get much more publicity. After Halle's foray into Hollywood's superhero movie binge, I think you can see why sometimes it doesn't work. Even if the character was originally "dark," you can't expect yuppie white producers to care more about authenticity than the bottom line.

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I could see Halle Berry in that role, it would give her a chance to redeem herself from the catwoman fiasco.

3:58 AM  
Blogger Cassandra James said...

I 100% agree. I would have personally loved to see Rosario Dawson in the roll, she did damn amazing as Gail in Sin City. It's obvious that she could quite easily pull off such a character as Fox.
Either way I know I'm not going to be impressed with the Wanted movie any way, they've taken everything from the story which made it interesting and unique and are turning it into another stereotypical Hollywood action movie where the characters are 'assassins' and not comic book villains. Oh Hollywood why must you rip apart my favourite comics.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Menshevik said...

So Hollywood producers casting white actors in roles originally written as "black" is horrible, but casting black actors in originally "white" roles (Halle Berry as Catwoman, Michael Clarke Duncan as the Kingpin, but also Denzel Washington in "The Pelican Brief" and Morgan Freeman in a few of his movies) is also indicative horrible. Right.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sloan isn't black in the book version. So should we compare? While I'm aware of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, picking on Wanted's casting is a bad choice considering the color role was reversed for Morgan Freeman

9:36 PM  

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