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Old 12-17-2013, 04:21 AM   #125
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Originally Posted by HighFivingMF View Post
There is (was I guess) a superhero on SHIELD now?
Was. That's the operative word. As soon as I read that they were bringing Mike Peterson back I predicted he'd be killed and it looks like I'm right. It could turn out that he survived somehow but I'm so damned used to Black characters buying it that I won't bet on any last-minute miracles. More importantly, the producers made a beeline for the cliche without even blinking.

The next entry in The Expendables franchise should star an all-Black cast, with the added twist that they all die in the end. It would be the perfect metaphor for the way Black characters are often used in action films.

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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