Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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I'll be your Wonder Woman whenever, just call me and I'll be there.

++ Patty Jenkins is set to direct the Wonder Woman sequel. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

++ Speaking of Wonder Woman, I'm incredibly intrigued by the new film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, which is biographical drama focusing on not only the creator of Wonder Woman, but also on the polyamorous relationship between himself, his wife and their domestic partner, both of whom were inspirations and influences for the fictional character. I hadn't known about this and reading up on their actual history it's incredibly fascinating especially with the special relationship they had with each other. After seeing interviews with the cast and director, I'm very interested in watching this film.

++ Daniel Dae Kim has been cast in the Hellboy reboot. As many are probably aware, Ed Skrein had previously been for that particular role before an online uproar happened in regards to the casting, since that character is originally Asian. Once getting wind of this, Ed Skrein graciously bowed out of the role which has allowed Daniel Dae Kim to be cast instead. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how one handles racially insensitive casting bullshit. While Hollywood may never change in whitewashing roles, this proves that actors can and do have the power to understand and acknowledge such things, and how there is no excuse for them to not step down from a particular role that they know isn't meant for them, because in turn this can become the opportunity that many minorities don't often get since they're mistreated within the industry in general. Ed used his privilege to acknowledge the issue, kindly step away from the project, which in turn has allowed someone like Daniel Dae Kim to take on the role instead. Also, as a sidenote, after what happened earlier with Hawaii Five-0, I'm happy that Daniel has gotten work.

I also love how Chloe Bennet commented about this situation (before DDK was cast, btw), because being Asian herself she has spoken out about these kinds of things and is a huge activist for Asian-Americans within the industry. I love her so much. ❤
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