“THOR” Stans want Idris Elba out!!!(Trailer included) – Purists or Racists?

I know I’m SUPER late on this, But I’m SUPER excited because it’s another SUPERhero movie from the house that Stan Lee Built!

And don’t you just LOVE all of the controversy that has stirred over the past week stemming from the Council Of Conservative Citizens push for a boycott of the film due to the casting of Idris Elba??!

This is great! I first heard the murmurs of dissatisfaction when he was announced as a supporting character back in the early summer. The nerds cried for text accuracy. Some historical purists pointed out how him being a Black man wouldn’t make sense in a film based on Norse European Mythology. And sure, I’ve heard this before…When they casted Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, when Michael Clarke Duncan played The Kingpen in DareDevil. But this….This takes it to a whole OTHER Level!! Someone even went as far on the Superhero movie boards as to suggest that Blacks would be in an uproar if an essential character such as Storm (From X-Men Fame) was cast as a White woman. Of course that would happen! That’s a Primary character! And after a whole Century of almost non-existent representation in Science-fiction, Blockbuster film history and especially HERO-DOM, Can the Negroes please get a piece of the pie?? Can we have young Black children seeing someone who looks like themselves on screen saving the day without talking Jive?? Can we have children of other races hanging up posters with faces unlike theirs as we have done for decades? How dare Marvel aim to diversify it’s character spectrum and broaden it’s audience by changing one side character?? The nerve. Now the whole movie is ruined. Maybe this is how I felt watching The Last Airbender, – when they switched all of the lead Asian characters for White kids. Maybe I should round up my Grandma and all of my Asian friends to protest that now that it’s on DVD.

If anything, be glad that they cast Idris in it – if for no other reason than the fact that next to that Blonde guy playing Thor, and the way chics seem to go gaga over him, you won’t have to drag your girl to this film because she will willingly go.

The AVENGERS are on their way….

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  1. First of all, I feel you on that Last Airbender shit… THAT MOVIE PISSED ME OFF! But secondly, and most importantly, I personally don’t think Idris Elba should play Thor. And specifically because Thor is a long-haired Nordic dude; let them have that. In fact, I have a fair trade: Let the Bol Ryan Reynolds, who plays Green Lantern, play Thor, and give me Idris Elba as the Green Lantern that I know love and grew up on; A BLACK ONE.
    You have to admit, this is a very fair, accurate, and potentially more profitable trade. I mean could you imagin chicks dragging dudes to see Idris Elba don that Green Lantern suit that seemed to cause so much contraversy when Ryan Reynolds wore it? It just seems to make more sense to me. Plus, the purists and racists (seperate groups mind you) would get their accurate portrayals. Everyone’s happy.
    SIDEBAR: how fucked up is it to walk in tryna confess to one thing and find out after you open your mouth you’ll never go home again? Damn G-Dep; I liked homie too. That’s the only mufucka I saw up at Howard passing flyers out for his first joint his Got Damn SELF!!

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