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Well, he was played by a white guy in the original trilogy. It wasn't until the prequels that he's established as the clone of a Maori guy.
Boba Fett as a character in the original trilogy was basically raceless and just a costume since we never saw the face of the actor in it. He could have been a Rodian like Greedo beneath it, for all we knew.

I just don't see why race-swapping a white character is okay, but doing the same to a black character is some grievous offense or "cultural appropriation." It's a double standard.
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Boba Fett as a character in the original trilogy was basically raceless and just a costume since we never saw the face of the actor in it. He could have been a Rodian like Greedo beneath it, for all we knew.

I just don't see why race-swapping a white character is okay, but doing the same to a black character is some grievous offense or "cultural appropriation." It's a double standard.
If you have to actually ASK, that means you have some sense but of course you'd be attacked for it as a racist bigot and I, an Asian would be called "domesticated" for "standing up for the white man"
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:34 PM
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If you have to actually ASK, that means you have some sense but of course you'd be attacked for it as a racist bigot and I, an Asian would be called "domesticated" for "standing up for the white man"
I'm offended that they got a Korean guy to play Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. White people did away with ethnic breakdowns a hundred years ago (except in Boston, apparently), but it's still in place for us. Fifteen years ago, Asians freaked out when they cast Chinese actresses to play geishas in Memoirs of a Geisha, ten years later, they threw together an Oriental smorgasborg for Crazy Rich Asians.
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I'm offended that they got a Korean guy to play Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. White people did away with ethnic breakdowns a hundred years ago (except in Boston, apparently), but it's still in place for us. Fifteen years ago, Asians freaked out when they cast Chinese actresses to play geishas in Memoirs of a Geisha, ten years later, they threw together an Oriental smorgasborg for Crazy Rich Asians.

I'm just offended that they portrayed Bruce fucking Lee the way they did in that movie

Don't forget they got a Korean to play the reboot Sulu.
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I'm just offended that they portrayed Bruce fucking Lee the way they did in that movie

Don't forget they got a Korean to play the reboot Sulu.
Sulu's at least a fictional character. They couldn't find a Chinese guy to play the Bruce Lee, one of the most beloved and revered Chinese actors of all time? The casting directors were lazy. (They did get the look right though, it was freaky.)
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Sulu's at least a fictional character. They couldn't find a Chinese guy to play the Bruce Lee, one of the most beloved and revered Chinese actors of all time? The casting directors were lazy. (They did get the look right though, it was freaky.)
Sulu's character is Japanese originally portrayed by a Japanese actor. They just picked a famous "Asian" to play him without giving two shits and don't forget making him gay as a tribute to George Takei being gay despite the man being against the idea. The same as people bitched about Memoirs of a Geisha, fictional Japanese characters played by Chinese actresses and speaking in English because the book was written in English. Modern writers and directors will forgo authenticity and respect in favor of what's easy for today's casual audience.
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Looks like Crisis got DC's creative juices flowing. I don't know if either Kilmer is in any shape to return, and Clooney probably wouldn't want to. Nick Cage would probably appear as Superman at a kid's birthday party if the money was right though.

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/...84ognh9wT6G65g
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Looks like Crisis got DC's creative juices flowing. I don't know if either Kilmer is in any shape to return, and Clooney probably wouldn't want to. Nick Cage would probably appear as Superman at a kid's birthday party if the money was right though.

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/...84ognh9wT6G65g
I doubt George Clooney will want to come back due to Batman & Robin very nearly killing Batman in live action. He even advised Affleck that he should pass on the role in Batman v Superman. But in all truthfulness, I think B&R's failure was mostly due to a terrible script and the worst casting of the film IMO was Arnold as Mr. Freeze rather than Clooney.

But what the article speculates about B&R being a separate earth from Batman '89 and Returns is actually true and was confirmed on the Crisis Aftermath (a Talking Dead-ish talk show hosted by Kevin Smith that discussed Crisis) that it takes place on Earth-97. They never mentioned Forever, though.
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Personally I though Batman & Robin Forever was just terrible. I notice that it was the end of Joel Schumacher's big movie phase and he went back to doing smaller and critically acclaimed flicks. However I do know that many people made some ridiculous bank from that movie. Clooney has said in the past that it took care of his financial worries.
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Personally I though Batman & Robin Forever was just terrible. I notice that it was the end of Joel Schumacher's big movie phase and he went back to doing smaller and critically acclaimed flicks. However I do know that many people made some ridiculous bank from that movie. Clooney has said in the past that it took care of his financial worries.
Clooney also said he keeps a picture of him as Batman on his desk as a reminder to never take a job for the money.
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