Originally Posted by Lomax
I don't know where exactly you think I "blew it out of proportion". Clearly in addition to your flame-baiting prowess, you are also quite skilled at playing the victim.
I'm sure you created a thread about not liking Blacks playing Whites because you love constructive debate.
Now you're just baiting me, so an actual response clearly isn't worth it.
Originally Posted by Xenos
But once again, you still haven't explained to me how Parker's skin color is so important to him as a character and why someone who isn't white couldn't play the same role. IMO Peter has never been defined by his skin color. It's his humble beginnings and his idealistic views in the face of cynicism that makes his stand out. There's literally nothing about his skin color that makes it intrinsically important to that character beside one's memories of his physical appearance. And as shown by other posters, white people have played iconic historic roles that were not white either.
And personally, I think Dev Patel looks more like Sokka than Jackson Rathborne. And Dante Basco, who voices Zuko in the show, looks more like his animated character than McCarthey.
Totally agree with your bolded section. The girl who voiced Kitara could've pulled it off too. I think Sokka was cast as an after-thought to how they cast Kitara though. You really can't have the girl playing Kitara play her and have Dev play her brother.
As for Spiderman, yes it's that and more. It's also him battling through his awkwardness and so on. And no, a black character definitely doesn't take any of those issues away, but it's absolutely a massive change to one of the most recognizable characters in our culture... and for no reason whatsoever.
When they made a black Captain America, it wasn't Steve Rogers, so it was a good story. Doing something along those lines with Spiderman would be fine.