The New Marvel Movie Spider-man and the Great Race Debate!
So the controversy continues to grow around Spider-man and his introduction into the Marvel Universe films-now what we’re hearing is that Spider-man may not be the skinny white dude he’s been in the comic books for, well ever…We’re being tempted with him being African American instead and that he may not even be Peter Parker in this movie universe. Instead we hear he may take on the Miles Morales Ultimate universe persona of the character. So I’ve been thinking what’s the motivation behind mixing things up?
Well first it seems to me that the Marvel Universe films are lacking some awesome black characters. I personally don’t think they need to make any changes to Spider-man. In fact I just want to see Marvel take the character and do it right, showing Sony how to do Spidey the Marvel way. And can we PLEASE get a true representation of the damn Green Goblin already? Pleeeez?!! I do think it’d be great to get some more characters in the mix of different races focused on-so don’t change Spider-man just give us some cool existing characters of the Marvel universe. Let’s see now, we already have Black Panther in the works, we’re getting Luke Cage and possibly the Falcon donning the Captain America duds after the upcoming third movie. If they really want to bring a little more besides a bunch of white dude superheroes bouncing around all over the place here are just a few ideas:
I think it’s a big mistake to put Miles Morales in place of Peter Parker at least at first. Spider-man isn’t broken(besides in the Sony movies), he doesn’t need to be changed. If he is well so be it, maybe it’ll be an awesome movie regardless I’ll be there to check it out either way. But the fact of the matter is that I’m a comic book fan, I want to see Parker, the original Spider-man. I hope to see him first don the suit, then when his time is up feel free to put Miles into the role of the legendary webslinger. In the mean time let’s choose some great superheroes to come to life who deserve a shot, ones that us comic fans spent years following.. what do you think?!
I agree totally in the sense that I think it’s silly to give iconic characters new races when you’ve got a lot of really cool characters who are already people of color. I have ZERO problem with Miles Morales taking the Spider-Man mantle in the movies, but I do think that making Peter Parker black would be too weird for most fans. Myself included. And I’m all for having more diverse superheroes. Take Ms. Marvel for example. They gave her a recognizable name but created a whole new character to go along with it.
I don’t mind Miles being Spider-man, but I would love to see Marvel nail the Peter Parker version of the character first. Those last two Spider-man movies didn’t make the cut in my opinion! And please can we have the Green Goblin done right? He’s one of the coolest looking villains in all comic book history-why can’t they get him right?