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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?
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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.
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victoriousriot13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
"Baby, I'm your hero! Donald for spiderman!" LOVE IT.
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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
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codester011 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the new Spidey is Latin and black
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codester011 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Morales...
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raddishh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
???
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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
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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".
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LoveTHYconan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
beautiful drawing! :+favlove: woulda loved to have seen this actually happen.
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DaBlackX Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I coulda swore they casted white Mickey Rourke as real life asian Genghis Khan; so the whiners have NO room to complain about a black person playing a FICTIONAL white person.
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raddishh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
LMFAO, DID THEY REALLY? WHEN?
Yeah, the whitewashing in Hollywood is so bad that I don't think there is any grounds to complain about the opposite happening.
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DaBlackX Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Yeah, the double standard are pretty ridiculous. Here's some info on the Rourke thing...

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nujito Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
UGHGHGH donald glover is just crazy talented, i know the idea of him in spiderman started out as a joke but i would love to see it happen. it bothers me that the main reason why people are shutting this down is due to it not being ~true to the original~ ~wrong skin colour~ ~changes the entire story~ just because spiderman is a big deal, doesn't mean it's sacred to change or revolution! it's when things stagnate that they become irrelevant and eventually forgotten.

SUPER DUPER UPSET that i can't go to IAMDONALD, i just have to twiddle my thumbs in the hopes that he'll pay the southern hemisphere a visit sometime.
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raddishh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
SORRY it took me so long to comment on this, but YEAH.
"it's when things stagnate that they become irrelevant and eventually forgotten."
SO TRUE, SO TRUE. And as much as I love superhero comics, I think a lot of stagnation is happening. A good example of change stopping stagnation was Watchmen, you know? Now if we could only get it in other ways...

OH YEAH, there's no IAMDONALD happening in Michigan (last time I checked) and I just don't think I could make it to any of the neighboring states. -crying forever-
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nujito Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
UGHGHGH donald glover is just crazy talented, i know the idea of him in spiderman started out as a joke but i would love to see it happen. it bothers me that the main reason why people are shutting this down is due to it not being ~true to the original~ ~wrong skin colour~ ~changes the entire story~ just because spiderman is a big deal, doesn't mean it's sacred to change or revolution! it's when things stagnate that they become irrelevant and eventually forgotten.

SUPER DUPER UPSET that i can't go to IAMDONALD, i just have to twiddle my thumbs in the hopes that he'll pay the southern hemisphere a visit sometime.
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SilverSkittle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this picture, and your style looks really awesome with a comicbook twist on it! c8 Regarding the debate though, I totally get what you're saying, and I don't really understand why they're rebooting the series so soon either 8\ But to me, having followed and read all the Spider-man series comics for years, it wouldn't feel right to have a black Peter Parker - not being racist here, but there is a culture and mentality that comes with every ethnicity, and I just don't feel like anything could fit Peter the same way. It would highlight certain aspects of the story and character/character interactions differently and change the way people thought about the terrible struggles Peter deals with on a daily basis, and it wouldn't convey the same themes and ideas because of that. I personally think Peter's story and the themes that go along with it are so perfectly balanced that changing them in any way would take away from that 8( He's one of those heroes whose themes are extremely important, so executing it differently would take away from those ideas and the overall story. There's no saying that there can't be another black superhero who goes through similar situations as Peter, but I think it would tell a different story and touch on different themes.
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elviella Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
This is EXCELLENT. Really! I love everything you wrote in the artist's comments. I would be totally thrilled to see a black Spiderman, even though I can predict people's reactions.

Let's not get started about Hollywood casting white people in non-white roles all the time! D:

...Now I desperately want this film to happen. ;__;

On a more practical note, I really like how you handled the more "comicbook" style here. The inking is really good and so are the flat colours! :)
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raddishh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Thank you!

OH MY GOD, THE WHITEWASHING, TELL ME ABOUT IT. I can't stand it.
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elviella Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
You're welcome!

Oh god, just don't get me started about it! It's EVERYWHERE and it's awful.
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loremjay Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I really wanted this to happen, too :(
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raddishh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
-also pouts-
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overgrownbat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
UP TOP, this is awesome.
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raddishh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
HIGH FIVE, LOW FIVE, TEN, TWENTY.

Thanks!
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