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Could a white actor take the lead role, and if not....why?


Would it affect ticket sales?
Could it be the right kind of 'gimmick' needed?
Would audiences stay away from it?

Skin-Colour (obviously) hasn't mattered with several reboots of late......So I'm genuinely interested to see how far 'diversity' goes in Hollywood?


Let's *try* have a sensible conversation about the pro's and cons of recasting Black Panther as a white man......

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Skin colour doesn't matter for reboots so long as they only "replace" white actors/characters.

It's a one-way street and NOBODY wants to open the can of worms that would involve going the other way.

Even this comment alone is sure to stir up the SJWs working tirelessly. lol.

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As you can see...it has.

Btw, you're right.

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The actor doesn't matter as much for a fictional char as long as they have a great story, plot, dialog, casting and its not diversity checkboxes for sake of it or ridiculous situations.

I don't see a problem with Black Panther being a white, brown or Asian character.

Wakanda would definitely be advanced enough to see past skin color and choose a ruler who fits them well. Imo say Captain America actor could be a great Black Panther too.

The person is more important than the color of their skin

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No, because being African is important to plot obviously. Please stop baiting.

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So...by that rationale...other roles (that get swapped from white-to-black...past, present and future) are equallly as (quote) "important" to the that particular skin colour/ethnicity?
I look forward to reading all your previous posts lambasting the (likewise) 'Blackwashing' on the message boards for:
Annie
James Bond
Dr Who
Anne Boleyn (cough, cough)
The Karate Kid
Ghostbusters
Dr Dolittle
The Wiz
The Equalizer
Etc
Etc

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Maybe if it's plot relevant. For example, I wouldn't expect a South African person to be cast for a movie about Scotland.

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So you have an obvious gripe with Denzel Washington, then?

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Its not even white. Troll them with "Could an asian actor take the lead role, and if not....why?" )))

And then see them go with: "Its about Africa and black people, you dummy. What asians have to do with it?"

Then same people will go to other thread and write how its completely fine with black being inserted into Europe history. Because dIvEsCItY ))))

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I don't know the demographics of Wakanda, but I don't think anyone in Wakanda is white?

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Martin Freeman as Everett Ross. Since he was in the thick of things with the Wakandians in Black Panther, and because it seemed that T'challa's sister might have had a little crushy crush on him, they could conceivably have him be the new Black Panther if they went in the white Black Panther direction. With a dose of the Super Soldier Serum and a mouthful of the newly regenerated Heart-Shaped Herb, and he'd be good to go. 👍👍

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He would be "The White Wolf".

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I'm fairly sure that's Bucky.

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The demographics of Wakanda are fictional so there's no reason someone there couldn't be white.

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True, but chances are that the black panther would be black if the vast % of people are black. There could be a white black panther theoretically, the chances are just so low.

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The chances are fictional too, they are whatever the writers want them to be.

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True, a giant rainbow colored robotic dildo could be the next Black Panther

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Is that you Taika? Hey don't give Hollyweird more ideas!

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It would cause so much woke outrage that those people would die just so they could turn in their graves.

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