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Bullshit Excuses People Make For Super-White Comic Book Movies: Bingo Version

By Rebecca Pahle | Miscellaneous | August 6, 2014 |


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Even with the recent rumor that Sony’s doing a female-led movie set in the Spidey-verse, the realm of comic book movies is still—apologies for the perhaps overly technical phrase I’m about to use here—hella straight, white, and male. Marvel President Kevin Feige’s bullshitteous responses whenever someone mentions the phrase “female superhero movie” in his presence are the stuff of legend. Even Wonder Woman, the most famous superheroine of all time, is making her film debut in a movie about two other dudes. TV Constantine won’t be bisexual. And where’s that Black Panther movie again?

It’s not just studio execs, either. Every time you bring up “Hey, maybe we need more diversity,” or any time something good does happen, like Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara being cast as multiracial siblings in the new Fantastic Four reboot, Internet commenters come out of the woodwork to defend the status quo. (Not you guys. You guys are awesome.)

And if people are going to be wrong, hey, at least we can have fun with it. Thus, I present to you: “ANTI-DIVERSITY SUPERHERO MOVIE BINGO” (ohhh… ohhhh… ohhhh…)

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Full-size here. You can marvel at my absolutely perfect Photoshop skills—I’m not bashful.


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