Swing And A Misson June 8, 2011 at 12:00 am
Yeah yeah, I’m a bit late to the game with this one, but it’s been in my sketch book for a while so it had to be released sooner or later. >)
So… most of us have heard the controversy of this for a while now, but if you haven’t… In the movie Thor (a darn good movie btw), the character Heimdall (the guardian of the gateway) is played by Idris Elba… Why does this matter? Well, Heimdall is a white Norse god while Idris is an African-American actor. Why does this matter? Well, who the hell knows! Apparently some people were angry cause the director broke canon to cast an actor of a different race and some were angry cause he was a different race. Either way it’s just ridiculousness! The movie was good. He was awesome. And in the end, it doesn’t really matter much. I say it was good decision.
I won’t get into the whole “well of course Norse Gods were whiter than white… what else did they know of? for all they know, their Gods could have been purple catpeople” thing… So instead, lets talk about breaking canon. Race aside, what are your thoughts about breaking canon in retelling of stories. Such as many of the re-imaginings of the old comic books, movies, or tv shows. These seem to be met with a lot of mixed emotions, like Xmen or Star Trek or Battlestar… And god help us should they ever re-imagine Starwars…