Not very, is the conclusion the author draws (#Marvel universe, diverse?). Looks at racial #diversity and at representation for women. But not a single word about #disability representation, not even when talking about Bucky, which should have been an obvious opportunity. Also nothing on lgbtiqa+ representation. Am really really tired of STILL being invisible even in conversations whose whole point is visibilizing the historically invisibilized.
The Doctor Strange controversy — combined with thepush to cast an Asian American actor as the title character Danny Rand aka Iron Fist — has been buzzing for the last couple months. With the release of the first official trailer for Doctor Strange, Marvel’s next would-be blockbuster movie after Captain America: Civil War, the controversy has reached an all time high. So much so that a Marvel spokesperson gave this statement to Mashable regarding the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange:
Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU to life. The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic. We…
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