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Old 03-07-2013, 08:43 AM   #45
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Default Re: The IRON MAN 3 News & Speculation Thread - Part 10

Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
I think they are trying to avoid having someone similar to who is currently in office because that starts controversy as well. there were also a lot of black presidents in movies in the past when we had white ones in office
It's fairly standard for movies to use completely fictional presidents who may bear little resemblance to the person currently in office. This is particularly true when the president is going to play an active role in the events in the film. In this case, if rumors that the president is assassinated by the Mandarin are true, then Marvel would not risk portraying him as being in any way similar to the real president. That is a very sensitive issue that no studio wants to get involved with, no matter who is in office.

Originally posted by Kevin Feige

It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters.
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