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    Laura Harrier of the soap opera "One Life to Live" has been cast in a " significant role in Sony and Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

    Tony Revolori of the excellent Grand Budapest Hotel has been cast as "Peter Parker’s nemesis/enemy at high school." Allegedly it will be a character named Manuel.

    If you add Zendaya as Michelle, it seems like they're going with an ethically diverse supporting cast (entirely appropriate for New York City now) and new characters (unless Manuel and Michelle are placeholder names.)

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    Harry is a latin-american in Spidey, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini Saga View Post
    Harry is a latin-american in Spidey, right?
    NO! please no . i had enough of diversity for one day .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini Saga View Post
    Harry is a latin-american in Spidey, right?
    Yeah he is, but imo Harry (and Norman) aren't true Osborns without the Osborn hairdo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marvelguy25 View Post
    NO! please no . i had enough of diversity for one day .
    Less than half of New York City is white.

    It's glaringly inaccurate to depict it otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    Less than half of New York City is white.

    It's glaringly inaccurate to depict it otherwise.
    It's glaringly annoying to race change characters for the sake of political correctness gone mad.

    As long as they keep Harry/Flash/MJ/Gwen/Betty/JJJ white I'll be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous View Post
    It's glaringly annoying to race change characters for the sake of political correctness gone mad.

    As long as they keep Harry/Flash/MJ/Gwen/Betty/JJJ white I'll be good.
    Unless said characters race/ethnicity/nationality is vital to their character (e.g. Luke Cage and Danny Rand), does it really matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous View Post
    It's glaringly annoying to race change characters for the sake of political correctness gone mad.

    As long as they keep Harry/Flash/MJ/Gwen/Betty/JJJ white I'll be good.
    You're presuming it's for political correctness. It very well could be for accuracy. It could be sincere, race-blind casting.

    Most likely it's simply a capitalist decision.

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    Now watch Marvel and Sony cast a non-white Mary Jane and the internet melts down.

    It will be glorious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    Less than half of New York City is white.

    It's glaringly inaccurate to depict it otherwise.
    i meant changing characters for diversities sake .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    Now watch Marvel and Sony cast a non-white Mary Jane and the internet melts down.

    It will be glorious.
    As long as the actress dyes her hair red, I think I'll be fine with it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    As long as the actress dyes her hair red, I think I'll be fine with it .
    All I can say is: thank God Kristen Kruek didn't.

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    It's the Afro-American Human Torch all over again (and in this case, the change was unnecessary and do not add anything to the movie).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    All I can say is: thank God Kristen Kruek didn't.
    Well, yeah. Kristin Kreuk's Lana Lang had a lot of problems, but not dyeing her hair certainly wasn't one of them .

    Though I think MJ as a redhead is a lot more iconic a look compared to Lana Lang as a redhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous View Post
    It's glaringly annoying to race change characters for the sake of political correctness gone mad.

    As long as they keep Harry/Flash/MJ/Gwen/Betty/JJJ white I'll be good.
    This isn't political correctness, this is accuracy for accuracy's sake.

    I'd say that one of Zendaya and Laura are playing Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson, and that Tony could maybe be Eddie Brock or someone similar.

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