Originally Posted by Lomax
If Karate Kid can be a completely different character, why does he have to be white? I really don't get that. Does he have to be Italian American too? Does he have to be from Jersey? The movie's set in China, about guys doing Kung Fu, but your beef is with the fact that the kid is Black?
As for Spider-Man, at first I thought it sounded lame, but if it's good, it wouldn't even matter. Guys would complain and the thing would get a ton of press, but it would be a bit of a twist on a classic character. They do it in comics all the time. If they can have a female Robin, why can't they have a Black Spider-Man?
The female Robin is a different character. This would be different(though, there'd be more outrage, just for different reasons) if it was someone other than Peter Parker being Spiderman for whatever reason. Besides, there's been so many Robins over the years noone cares anymore.