The Black Captains of the upcoming Halo and Resident Evil shows

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    For those who are unaware, the upcoming tv shows based on Halo and Resident Evil will turn Captain Keyes and Wesker into black dudes.

    ‘Resident Evil’: Lance Reddick To Star As Albert Wesker, Five Actresses Join Netflix Live-Action Series

    https://screenrant.com/halo-show-controversy-keyes-makee-covenant-explained/

    I think it’s interesting how in both of these shows, the white character they turned black happens to be military (in Wesker’s case, paramilitary) Captains in a horror game featuring (very different) zombies,  and played played by a full African looking guy that’s unrecognizable to their game models, whereas in the unrelated Resident Evil movie reboot (where Wesker will be white), Jill is going to be played by a biracial actress that vaguely resembles her game counterpart in a very similar fashion to how Miranda Keyes was cast in the Halo show, do you think that the two studios are sharing ideas around, or just a case of great minds thinking alike (as the old saying goes)?

    What are your thoughts on this? do you embrace race swapping or object to it? does a character’s race need to be explicitly play a narrative purpose  in the source material in order to justify preserving their original design? or are you in the camp of “if it looks that way in the game, there’s no reason it shouldn’t on screen”?

     

    #236246

    It’s all stupid, woke, virtue signaling bullshit that commie Hollywood is obsessed with. They think they’re making some big profound stand for social justice when in reality it’s slacktivism

    #236273

    we should be happy they didn’t turn them into fat poc lesbians with facial hair. :D Because that’s where they want to go, but some not so extreme people in their staff  convinced them to go step by step… so first they start with an easy swap, white to black. In the next remakes they’ll go further, and so on lol

    #236284
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    There used to be a concept or a saying: “Everything in moderation.” When everything and anything is race-swapped all at once, it loses it’s novelty. It’s not special and it’s almost as if the intent is either beat audiences up or drive audiences away.

    #236406

    we should be happy they didn’t turn them into fat poc lesbians with facial hair. :D Because that’s where they want to go, but some not so extreme people in their staff  convinced them to go step by step… so first they start with an easy swap, white to black. In the next remakes they’ll go further, and so on lol

    no we actually shouldn’t be happy the only thing they did was raceswap. That shit shouldn’t be tolerated in any capacity. This fad is ridiculous and patronizing

    #236421

    yeah, i was sarcastically joking around.

    We all know the deal now… no quality, just swap swap swap… no creativity, just swap swap swap.

    #236660

    Indeed, it’s absolute cringe and it’s patronizing as fuck to the people they THINK they’re “helping”. Affirmative action bullshit

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