Re: Halle Bailey lands the lead role in live adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
Saw something about this that I hadn't thought about.
Why when Hollywood does this, do they replace redhead characters with black characters? It's kind of odd. I don't think it's intentional, but it's a funny coincidence.
Mary Jane/MJ in the MCU
Annie in Annie
Heimdall in the MCU
MJ in the MCU
Wally West in the Flash series
Iris West in The Flash series
Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2
Hawkgirl in The Flash/LOT series
Jimmy Olsen in Supergirl series
Starfire in Titans series
Alice in Hellboy (2019)
Of course when they do have redheaded character they just hire a blonde or brunette and dye it red, which most of the time looks bad.
As far as this one, I don't really care. Little Mermaid doesn't hold a special place in my heart, plus these live action adaptations for the most part have been soulless money grabs. I do wonder when the live action Pixar adaptations will happen. It's coming people.
I'm not against changing the race of characters in general, but when adapting from a previous visual medium (comics, animated movies) people already have a set idea of what the character looks like and that can be hard to fight against.
Usually I take it case by case. If it's great actor in the part then I'm good. I personally would like Geoffrey Wright to be the next Commissioner Gordon in The Batman, because he would kill it in that part. I do question the motives sometimes. I don't like the idea of taking real problems like racism, homophobia, sexism, etc. and wrapping them around you as a shield from criticism of your shitty movie.
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