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Old 10-26-2012, 04:20 AM   #61
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Default Re: Black Superheroes Movies - Part 3

Neil Cross who wrote and created Idris Elba detective how Luther

Cross also talked about how he created the character - specifically, whether he always intended for Luther to be a black man:
“It was cast as a character, purely and simply, which is one of the aspects that attracted Idris to the role. I have no knowledge or expertise or right to try to tackle in some way the experience of being a black man in modern Britain. It would have been an act of tremendous arrogance for me to try to write – and you have to try to imagine the quote marks around the words – a black character because I don’t know what a black character is and we would have ended up with a slightly embarrassed, ignorant, middle-class, white writer’s idea of a black character, which would have been an embarrassment for everybody concerned. I suspect that there’s a dearth of decent roles for black actors because most writers are white and they try to write their idea of black and it’s an embarrassment.”
The man speaks the truth

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