Originally Posted by TheReverend
20+ years before I was born. If I, and the internet, existed back then, you probably would've gotten a thread.
It has been going on since Shakespeare times, IIRC all roles where played men including the women parts. It has been done before and will done again in the future, it's called creative license.
Eddie Murphy has done it most recently, playing both white and asian characters. Was there any outcry? A black spiderman? big f-ing deal. And I'm a comic book fan and (retired) collector.