Michael B Jordan will reteam with his Creed director Ryan Coogler for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, inking a deal to join movie’s buzzy cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
It is unclear who Jordan would play but one source told THR that it could be a villain.
ABC’s “Still Star-Crossed” stars Wade Briggs as Benvolio, Lashana Lynch as Rosaline & Sterling Sulieman as Prince Escalus
Written by Heather Mitchell, and based on the book by Melinda Taub, the “Romeo & Juliet” sequel is titled “Still Star-Crossed” and is set in 16th century Verona, picking up where Shakespeare’s original work ended. It chronicles the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG! A black woman playing a white English queen? And I’m not even talking about the armour nonsense. What’s next a native american roman emperor wearing a grass skirt? A white Ghandi wearing ripped jeans and psychedelic shirts?
If you throw reality and historical accuracy out of the window for being PC you’re movie isn’t worth watching because it can have no real message.
And this is why I don’t have any plans to stop blogging here anytime soon. Until the concept that “historical accuracy” means “only cast white people” dies a well-deserved death, I’m going to keep posting art and documents that prove that casting historical adaptations with people of color is MORE accurate that leaving them out. When it comes to Black women characters in European Medieval and Renaissance theater, you can go back to PRIMARY sources and see them for yourself:
It sickens me that after three years of posting my research, there are still people who look at images as beautiful as these and say that it’s wrong. This is a Shakespeare adaptation; are you seriously sitting there thinking that everyone’s in Shakespeare’s writing, or in Elizabethan England, was white? The idea of people of color existing outside where YOU think they should be is somehow ridiculous?
this angers me to an enth
These are the same people who complain about white washing. Yet also claim Einstein was black.
urgh, unless someone can prove English monarchs during the War of the Roses were POC then I will not be watching this show.
Such a double standard. It’s wrong to turn poc historical figures white but it’s also wrong to turn white historical figures to poc. Social justice warriors are always trying to rewrite history to fit their agendas. People on tumblr constantly lose their shit over their false claim cleopatra was black. Yet a white British queen is black and that’s fine. It’s nonsense.
utter nonsense; insulting nonsense as well
and it seems lots of people are to afraid to say anything
even many of my fellow historians
That’s because if you call out their lies and delusion they scream racist. They are bullies who are turning what should be a serious accusation into something meaningless. Sadly they are too stupid to realise this and how harmful it ends up being towards victims of real racism. It’s the boy who cried wolf but instead it’s the SJW who cried racist. Not to mention medieval poc has been called out countless times for talking utter shit. Not to mention a few personal accusations. Which I take with a pinch of salt but still they are out there.
Hopefully everyone not already in the cult knows to ignore them now
and totally agree
a house built on lies will never survive a storm
And again I’m noticing that it’s when a person of color is cast in a role considered to be the “property” of white people only, because, you know, “historical accuracy”, that’s when everyone really comes out of the woodwork to show what’s really important to them.
If I’m wrong, go ahead and tell me why I’m wrong. Show me some links, documents, artworks, citations or precedents. Explain why the director of the miniseries’ claim that he chose the best possible actress for the role is wrong:
Dominic Cooke explained the decision to cast Sophie in what is considered to be a traditionally white role, saying: “Well, in the theatre we’ve been doing this for donkeys years.”
He said that he wanted to go with the actor who was “right for the part” rather than any other factor.
Dominic went on to say: “I think Sophie is the best person in this country to play that part, I really do. Her visceral power and range is so extraordinary – that’s what I was really looking for.
And hey, when you can’t attack the truth of what someone has to say anymore, you try to cast aspersions on who and what they are to try and discredit what they have to say. Because that’s a wholly new and original concept, right?
Every time we see a sign of real, concrete change, there’s twice that amount of backlash. I post pictures like these ones of Sophie Okonedo because so many people STILL have a massive, vocal problem with seeing an actress of color, especially a Black actress, playing a Medieval European role. I’m really not sure how any of you who’ve commented really can believe, or that anyone else can believe, that you care about “the truth” when it’s painfully obvious that what you really care about is Whites Only, Forever.
Also, “Social Justice Warrior”? That’s the best rebuttal anyone can come up with? This is tiresome and old, and I’d like to think after three flipping YEARS of doing this, someone would have come up with something better than “SJW!!”, personal attacks, and “b-b-b-but HISTORICAL ACCURACY!!!”
Oh quit bullshitting like this isn’t about your racism. Anthony Hopkins did Titus Andronicus as a half-dream half art piece with Saturnius and Bassanius using podiums and 1950′s style microphones to argue which one of them should be king. Kenneth Branagh did Hamlet in the Victorian Era. David Tennant did Hamlet in a fucking t-shirt. “Sons of Anarchy” was based on the story of Hamlet and it was about a motorcycle club running guns to the IRA. Don’t give me any shit about fucking ‘historical accuracy’ you fucking ponce, it’s SHAKESPEARE- it’s literally been done by a dog dressed in little hats and jackets (Wishbone, I never forgot you) and Wednesday and Pugsley Adams. If you have a problem with this you are not only a racist asshat, but you are so damn ignorant of Shakespeare I don’t even fucking know why you bothered to have an opinion except to let people KNOW you are a racist asshat.
And I mean, all good Shakespeare companies blind cast. Shakespeare companies pretty much invented that. An African-American actor was playing King Lear in the 1820s in London, yet people still get bent out of shape over actors of color in Shakespeare in the 2010s. It’s a long tradition, unlike the movie and TV tradition of casting people of color mostly in small roles and only “when there’s a reason for it.”
and plus it’s not like AC fandom gave a shit about what fans of color thought anyway!
every time a fan of color brought up lack of diversity they’re always crowing ‘just keep watching! just keep supporting the show! they’ll have more diversity next season!’. ‘wait your turn’ basically. ‘let us have ours and you’ll get yours in eventually. just wait your turn. baby steps :)’
all that, all the time from white fandom. ‘if you don’t support the show it’ll be cancelled and you’ll never get to see representation! just support AC and more diversity will come!’
ha. shows what you know.
*I have never played this game, what I know about it comes from books but I was unaware that the movie had been “whitewashed”.
is this blatant whitewashing as the Moors descended from Northern Africa, but it’s a disrespect to Spanish speaking cultures as well. They literally used a surname as the assassin’s first name (Aguilar) just because it means eagle. Moreover, I’m not only a non-white Latina, but have Moorish descency and regularly get mistaken for being Middle-Eastern so I obviously find this movie disrespectful to my ancestors. And it sucks that Fassbender is not only director but Aguilar and Callum.
The Assassin’s Creed movie is real shitty especially since we’ve been bombared with white male leads as of late. This would’ve been a perfect opportunity to tell a Syrian assassin’s story or introduce an entirely new poc character. Fuck Ubisoft.
Yeah, as someone who played the games, I am really disappointed – I was hoping we’d get a Middle Eastern protagonist, PLAYED BY A MIDDLE EASTERN PERSON instead of some tan, stubbled white dude (see: Prince of Persia and Gods of Egypt)……and instead we get this boring lazy whitewashed re-hash with freakin Aguilar instead of Altair because they want the same concepts but without the color.
They don’t actually want Middle Eastern people to play anything but villains.
But, what REALLY kills me is that Altair means close to the same thing as Aguilar. (altair means bird)
They wanna keep every element of the story down to the smallest details but wanna literally white-wash not only the history of Moors and the culture, but they whitewashed the damn game too.
I mean, they couldn’t have just gone with Ezio if they wanted a white male protag that badly?
As someone who loves videogames and would be happy to see a videogame movie suceed for once, I’m actually hoping this one flops too.
– Mod K
If you wanted your mid-30′s brown haired grizzled white man with stubble aka. the only video game protagonist anyone know how to make, why don’t you pick the white boy faves of Assassin’s Creed? Pick Ezio, Shay, and Jacob if you want ANOTHER white male lead.
This just takes it up to a whole other level in appalling and racist.
Seriously, I’ll be playing Assassin’s Creed with the non-white washed, Syrian assassin named Altair, instead of watching this whitewashed knockoff.
#FUCKING EXACTLY#adewale has so little attention partly bc he is black#same with aveline#not just bc their games are dlc#it’s fucking racism#dont tell me that a whole horde of people saying they prefer ezio to ratonhnhaké:ton has nothing to do with racism either#only 1 chinese assassin and she doesnt even have a proper main game just some chronicles crap#same with the indian assassin#yes i know henry green is indian too but he is a side character
(tags via @explodingdickbits)
*I have been wondering about this for some time. Read these articles about the Grizzled White Male in video games. I’m just baffled that game developer’s their world building is astonishing, but they are completely lacking in imagination when it comes to creating people for these games.
And on a light note, here’s our Daily Shum! Magnus Bane go, ahead!
Black Widow thoughts:
I feel like I’m the only person on Earth who doesn’t want a Black Widow movie.
1) ScarJo has been in like 40 marvel movies, Lucy and she’s about ruin Ghost In The Shell. I honestly don’t care if ScarJo never works again.
2) White Women starring in films is not progressive in 2016+
Give me a Misty Knight/Colleen Wing movie. Give Storm the full length feature justice she’s long been denied. Introduce the movie going audience to Kamala Khan and/or America Chavez. I’m psyched that Wonder Woman is finally getting a movie, but letting white women join the party just isn’t enough for me.
*I think this person has reached Peak-ScarJo!
Ooh! Some more Black Panther stuff.