Well black athletes are generally better at murican football and basketball than whites. Lots of reasons for this that are far beyond the scope of this thread. Also nostalgia is built into the teams. They have long rich histories of former glory and agonizing defeats. Fans are attached to teams because of nostalgia.
This is why Hollywood does so many remakes etc. They feel they have to exploit nostalgia. It's a good bet really and makes sense because they're all scared cowards.
Also btw Diana Ross once played DOROTHY, a very white midwestern girl. There aren't many more iconic parts in murican culture than Dorothy. So that wasn't a big deal and this isn't a big deal. Actually it was big deal I'm lying. It was a positive big deal.
Oh yeah I'm also team "i read this as HALLE BERRY at first"...
Sure, but in sports the viewership for some is growing and that goes beyond nostalgia. Nobody seems to have an issue with most sports being headlined by black athletes. The ones that are losing viewers is because of league fuckery and not the color of it's players.
The post was implying nobody wants to support black entertainment when that really isn't the case. Comedy/music are massive draws, nobody cares that blacks are top tier in these areas.
The whole point of nostalgia is to get something as close to as you remember. Changing the cast some isn't going to detour most people but too much will and it won't be because of "muh white genocide" but because once something is changed too much, it's not longer nostalgic. This applies to everything.
The Hollywood issue is them not even trying to make new characters or stories, casting black people as white characters doesn't fix the issue either. It also opens another can of worms, why are the recasts 90% of the time black and not asian, latino, mid eastern, indian, native american etc? Don't they deserve representation too?
One of the biggest games next year Cyberpunk 2077 is based off a game a black man created, nobody cares he's black. The game is going to be massive. The reason why black movies may do poorly isn't because of the black cast but because it's marketed solely for blacks. Otherwise the other parts of black entertainment wouldn't be flourishing.
Also I don't care about this casting, my question was how can this be considered excellent casting when the person cast hasn't done films? It could be good but we don't know since we have nothing to weigh it against. Also that the story of Disney Ariel will have some hilarious eyebrow raising if it's kept faithful to the animated film. So it maybe needed to be changed which may kill the nostalgia appeal.