The real question, though, isn’t about how they are related but why we have to debate about how they are related. In other words, what’s more progressive: casting a single black character in a historically all white superhero team, or casting two black characters in an all white superhero team? Why isn’t Sue Storm black? Yes, Hollywood racism being what it is, Fox execs may fear that two black actors in one movie might make their blockbuster less marketable. Perhaps a possible interracial relationship between Reed and a black Sue Storm might be too controversial?
The problem here is that in the ongoing conversation about black actors and superhero movies has always revolved around men. We sign petitions to get black actors to play Spider-Man, campaign for the Black Panther movie to get made, and fantasize about Idris Elba playing Batman. But (unless Halle Berry comes up) the same doesn’t happen when we’re discussing say, a Wonder Woman.
Even in Hollywood’s bid towards progress, it seems black female superheroes, just like black female anything in movies, are still seen as less viable. But why take the leap with Johnny Storm and not go all the way? It’s great that Michael B. Jordan is playing Johnny Storm, but it’s distinctly telling that Sue Storm isn’t a black woman. The new Fantastic Four cast may be surprising, yes, but truly progressive? Not at all." -
The ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Casting: Progressive Or Not? (via 2brwngrls)
But where is the lie? Where is it? I would’ve been MORE excited about a Black Sue Storm, tbh, one that couldn’t be white-passing at that (s/o to Jessica Alba).
Katniss, you have been our mission from the beginning. The plan was always to get you out. Half of the tributes were in on it, this is the revolution, and you are the Mockingjay.
literary genres and tropes: dystopia;
a form of literature that explores social and political structures. it is a creation of a nightmare world - unlike its opposite, utopia, which is an ideal world. dystopia is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government. it often features different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions, and a state of constant warfare or violence. many novels combine both dystopia and utopia, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices, ending up with one of the two possible futures.