This theory is incorrect — two of the biggest-selling titles last year were Black Panther and Ms Marvel — but it does suggest a conflict between diehard, conservative-minded fans and general movie audiences. Studios are aware that their commitments to diversity will ring false unless they are matched by equivalent personnel changes. Spider-Man is for everyone! And he must not be gay. And just this week, Marvel revealed plans for the first standalone Asian-led superhero movie, centred on its martial arts master Shang-Chi.
So much, in fact, that the superhero movie schedule looks like a diversity arms race.
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Spider-Man is for everyone! A lone non-white Spider-Man, in other words, will no longer be relegated to the sidelines of an auxiliary story. Here's the problem though: In an interview with Entertainment WeeklyGarfield was commenting on how open to interpretation the Spiderman story is when he mentioned that he had suggested to the director and producer that Spiderman's love interest Mary Jane, who is often referred to only as "MJ," could be a guy. Studios are aware that their commitments to diversity will ring false unless they are matched by equivalent personnel changes. I search always the ways to make it better'. Is flying or driving better for the environment?
The benefits of having a culturally inclusive pantheon of superheroes barely need pointing out, but perhaps Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige put it best. Far from being a liability, diversity is now a money-spinner. Postmedia is pleased to bring you a new commenting experience. Why is updating the characters and the situations to reflect today's freer world considered an "agenda? We're using cookies to improve your experience.