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Spidey Senses are Tingling by raddishh Spidey Senses are Tingling by raddishh
It breaks my heart that this will never happen.

I think Andrew Garfield is a charming guy and a good actor, but I really can't justify doing a reboot so close to the old movies unless you're going to do something REALLY different, and I think Donald Glover would have brought that to the Peter Parker character. I've had enough of gritty reboots- I want a charming, funny Peter Parker who can't stop spewing cheesy lines at his villains. And yeah, he's a comedian so that's how I end up imagining it, but Donald Glover is a really talented guy and I'm sure he'd be more than capable of acting in a gritty reboot too.

IMO his personal transformation from nerdy kid in the suburbs to famous comedian/actor/writer/rapper mirrors Spiderman's own growth as a nerd into his new identity as a super hero. He was the perfect choice.

There were a lot of online debates that somehow it's racist to cast a black actor in a "white role". Bullshit. Hollywood is CONSTANTLY casting white people in roles for other races. (Just google "Racebending") The beautiful thing about a costume like Spiderman's as opposed to Batman or Superman- to any of the bystanders who wouldn't know Spiderman's secret identity, he really could be any race.
I think if they were trying to change an ethnicity of a more obscure character, sidekick, ect, no one would care.

This quote isn't entirely relevant to the debate (it's about book covers), but I thought it was an intelligent angle-

"But please consider that 'what sells’ or 'doesn’t sell’ can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If black kids, Hispanics, Indians both Eastern and Western, don’t buy fantasy—which they mostly don’t—could it be because they never see themselves on the cover?” -Ursula Le Guin

* tried to draw in a more "comic book" style than I usually do for this
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LanceKemal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Whos the black guy in spideys suit?Bill cosby?
Codiegirl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
It's the same thing with theatre. Some shows have to have certain races play certain roles, like Othello or Hairspray, because it's needed for the plot but in any other show you could have anyone play a part. I hate when people think a role is "white" just because they've seen a white actor portray it before.
victoriousriot13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
"Baby, I'm your hero! Donald for spiderman!" LOVE IT.
Demorgorgon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
its not racist but there are certian roles that are meant to be played by race

will smith i could see no one else filling the roles he play or eddie murpthy same with spiderman and series like black adder
codester011 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the new Spidey is Latin and black
codester011 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
raddishh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
monsters247 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
your right bout the racebending i mean look what they did with the avatar the last airbender so if they can change a asian monk to a white guy why not with spider man huh lol this seems like a good idea for a spider man movie like switch it up alittle it cant be like the same old thing over and over again
itsjordannia Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Word. I like Andrew Garfield, but like you said I think Glover could have brought something wonderful and amazing to the role. He is so incredibly talented, funny and overall again like you said just the perfect choice. I don't think I will able to watch the new Spiderman flick without thinking the whole time throughout watching it "Only if".
LoveTHYconan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
beautiful drawing! :+favlove: woulda loved to have seen this actually happen.
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