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"I've not seen ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ so I’m gonna wait until we see what we see. But, yeah, it was bizarre and flattering. I don’t even know if Ganke was the inspiration [for the character of Ned], or they just got to their own place with a character like this on their own. I don’t know. It does seem like it might have been, but no one’s told me either way. There’s so much else in that trailer that’s from ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ that I would assume that, yes, it is… It’s weird only because Ganke wasn’t part of Peter’s story — he was part of Miles’ story.” - Brian Michael Bendis



(For those not familiar, Ned in 'Homecoming' is basically Ganke; a chubby Asian kid who is best friends with Spider-Man and builds with LEGOs.)

Date: 2017-05-16 06:46 pm (UTC)
crimsonmoonmist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crimsonmoonmist
Did he just demolish the friggin' 10188 Death Star in that screenshot?!
DUDE!

Date: 2017-05-16 07:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ekrolo2
The only way I can care about the new Spider-Man movies is if they make this guy Hobgoblin. Not even age him up, I want 15-16 year old, high school Ned Leeds as the Hobgoblin. The collective WTF would be a sight to behold.

Date: 2017-05-16 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] onsokumaru
That really annoys me about Homecoming.
You guys want Miles' friends? Nice. Then do a movie about Miles, don't steal his supporting cast and give them to Peter.

Date: 2017-05-16 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
Agreed

Date: 2017-05-17 05:51 am (UTC)
ericadawn16: (GrrArghh)
From: [personal profile] ericadawn16
Are you referring to the animated film?

That's literally better than nothing but still not equal to a live action MCU related film.

Date: 2017-05-18 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
They've done Peter Parker movie series twice before this. They just have to make the new kid following Tony Stark around be Miles.

They could even retroactively integrate the Garfield movies into the MCU.

That would be stronger than making yet another version of Peter Parker as Spider-Man.

Date: 2017-05-18 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] strejdaking
They could, but it would be a terrible idea. They actually were considering the possibility, until ASM 2 made Webb's reboot toxic. And honestly, it's still way too soon to introduce Miles. There is hardly any material to adapt now.

Date: 2017-05-17 02:03 am (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
It is strange. I mean the 1989 Batman movie had a Vicki Vale who was obviously Silver St. Cloud. But both Vicki and Silver are Bruce Wayne love interests.

Date: 2017-05-17 05:50 am (UTC)
ericadawn16: (Curious)
From: [personal profile] ericadawn16
Would this be white-washing, appropriation or is there a better term for this stealing?

Date: 2017-05-17 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
Whitewashing, presumably, would be casting a white actor as Ganke or Miles Morales. If Miles were far-and-away more recognizable and prominent than Peter Parker, and they made a movie starring the white Peter Parker anyways, I could also see an argument for that being whitewashing, but that's not the case.

I'm also not sure that 'appropriation,' works here. I usually see appropriation used to indicate repackaging aspects of a minority culture in a shallow way for consumption by those who aren't a part of that culture. I could be wrong, but I don't think African-Americans have any inherent cultural claim on having chubby Asian friends.

Date: 2017-05-17 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] beeyo
I think it's part of the Fox contract that Spiderman is always Peter Parker and that Peter Parker is always portrayed as a white male.

Date: 2017-05-18 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Sony, not Fox. Fox has the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Deadpool.

And I think that would be a foolishly restrictive contract. It denies both companies the ability to do stories with Miles or Miguel.

Date: 2017-05-18 09:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] beeyo
I'm just going to quote someone smarter than I:

"On the subject of Morales - I think that was actually in the contract Sony signed with Marvel. There can only be one Spider-Man, and that Spider-Man is Peter Parker. Peter Parker is always straight, white, and male.

It was drawn up and signed in the 90, so it does predate Miles Morales by decades, and wasn't made with that character in mind, but it's still binding".

Date: 2017-05-16 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Should be noted this isn't the first time Ned is asian he was in Spectacular, though a fairly different design.

Date: 2017-05-17 02:05 am (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
And I think his name was Ned Lee.

Similar to how The Batman has Ellen Yin instead of Ellen Yindel

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