Re: The Official Lex Luthor Casting Thread - Part 8
I don't really agree with that Kevin Smith. They're not the lead characters. I don't think race matters with supporting characters within a story. Film is just another interpretation. For example I have no problem with Idris Elba taking over as James Bond as thousands have written petitions for such a thing.
Race doesn't matter. What matters is the essence of the "character". Is he a MULTI billionaire powerful man, is he this, is he that? does he behave in this manner. Im not a purist, I see Denzel playing Lex magnificently. But no he's not anywhere near my top choice for the role. I can name a half a dozen that are better suited, and white, like the character is known to be. But making him black means nothing to me if it's a great actor who can embody all the human qualities and powerful elements that Lex needs.
I really don't see how anything else matters.
"Guys, what would be your reaction if Alfred was Batgirl in this movie? You go watch the movie, everything cool, halfway through, Alfred becomes Batgirl."