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Straalen Streams
Straalen Streams
7 months ago

you were never over reacting… and they can be making great awesome stories.. but it’s as you say. This is what they do.

Mister Behavior
Mister Behavior
7 months ago

I watched 2 Episodes of Titans.

It’s at 3 seasons? Are you serious?

Rob Hicks
Rob Hicks
7 months ago

This started in the late 90's when African American actor Will Smith was cast as the lead character Jim West in the movie Wild Wild West and the movie ended up being about an African American taking down an evil, racist Confederate scientist and inventor who wanted revenge for losing the Civil War. It's based on the hit 1960's Western TV show The Wild Wild West starring a white actor named Robert Conrad as Jim West.

BantuBoi31
BantuBoi31
7 months ago

Has this guy reviewed Ww84 yet and I just missed it? Interested in a comic reader perspective on that storyline.

Tiki Dino
Tiki Dino
7 months ago

Milestone Comics anyone?

Super Cosmic Mutant Honey Candle Squid
Super Cosmic Mutant Honey Candle Squid
7 months ago

Anyone notice that whenever they do these flips, they always choose the lightest actors? And this isn't throwing shade at light skinned folks, this is more of a shot at Hollywood. They say they want DIVERSITY but more and more recently they always seem to go for an 'easy' way to do it, most likely to market to China because we know how they feel about dark-skinned Black folks.

Anthony Lumpkin
Anthony Lumpkin
7 months ago

Its not that big of a deal. There are alternate versions of these characters all through the multiverse with different races. Is it a SMART move? Nah. Especially because Tim Drake out of all robins other than Stephanie has the least amount of fans. But this isn't that big of a deal considering its in a whole northern universe that isn't the main continuity. It lets them do whatever during their tenure as the character. You a comic book reader should understand the multiverse but you don't

160sharp
160sharp
7 months ago

The amount of black washing going on (if i can even say that) has led me to lose interest in a lot of comic book related film’s it’s hard to get excited

Sheri Dedmon
Sheri Dedmon
7 months ago

From a comic fan, thank you for nailing this so perfectly. The lack of creativity and originality is so frustrating to me. They could have easily cast this actor as Duke Thomas. Made his character a focus and gave him a needed push. They chose not to do that because they are lazy. And the target demographic is not us comic fans because we are viewed as toxic. We read. Think. Can’t have that in this current climate.

SageofCancer
SageofCancer
7 months ago

They don't want to make an original character.
They want to sell to libraries and schools to get the taxpayer dollars.
Since the comic stores have been bled dry and ravaged by plague.

Sanderson2Orr
Sanderson2Orr
7 months ago

Thank You so much for this. They (woke hollywood) are destroying our books and our memories and I wish they would stop. Black Panther was an incredible movie and made millions! Should we make him Japanese for Black Panther 2 ? Hell No we shouldn't! There needs to be more diversity in comics but not at the cost of cancelling what we have. There is plenty of room for new diverse characters with well thought out story lines. Miles Morales is a perfect example!

Zack Kerber
Zack Kerber
7 months ago

This is why I want to write my own comic and make original characters. Imagine someone actually trying to make a half-a-fuck worthy black character who was always black. It's really insulting to just take a character and make them black but actual beloved black characters like, I don't know, STATIC FUCKING SHOCK collects dust.

Funny how the "anti-racists" basically tell black people they are only worth is as an afterthought to white characters. Damn

DSC Simulation Center
DSC Simulation Center
7 months ago

This is the whole reason Hollywood is going to crash and burn.

ReinoldFZ
ReinoldFZ
7 months ago

Being a fan of Superman and being my father a journalist I think Laurence Fishburne nails the personality and energy of Perry White more than other actors, at least to me. Said that I don't feel the same in the rest of cases of race swaping, tend to be sanctimonious and boring.

Fred H
Fred H
7 months ago

You're absolutely right. Titans is pure trash!

Tartersauce101
Tartersauce101
7 months ago

Why don't more people like the presenter in this video see this for what it is…they think y'all are dumb, and can't create anything for yourselves, so the 'woke, anti-rac/st' white liberals swoop in to save you. Malc0lm X should be taught to all [redacted] people. That man understood.

Hey although its kinda for kids and 'woke' I can't lie Stargirl is really good.

Kal_g
Kal_g
7 months ago

Titans Showrunners: Let's intentionally cast a biracial kid who looks nothing like Tim Drake, as Tim Drake!

Me: Look at how they massacred my boy…

eric wort
eric wort
7 months ago

Maybe this character will get the Jason Todd ending? I would watch that

jravage77
jravage77
7 months ago

So they give Black heroes like female Steele, Rocket, Bumblebee, Thunder, Lightning, Static Shock, Duke, Batwing, and Cyborg (who are all great Titan picks) the shaft to screw up Tim Drake?…Makes sense.

eljayess 1972
eljayess 1972
7 months ago

I've been watching arrow and flash . They seem pretty good , but I've was never into the comics . The last green arrow comic I read was the green arrow/ green lantern in the 80s.

Kaleb Palmer
Kaleb Palmer
7 months ago

Here's a thought: maybe the reason why they changed the character and how the character Acts is to ensure that people won't like it so they can then turn and see see they are racist they are prejudiced they are xenophobic.

Jin Seng
Jin Seng
7 months ago

Holy fuck, not only does the dude not look like Tim. But the character is nothing like one of my top 5 favorite DC characters! I used to think Tim was of Asian descent I think because I read those Tim drake comics. If they wanted a black character they should’ve brought in the other Aqualad.

I don’t ever high expectations for Titans. That shit is fucking smelly horseshit because of what they did to Starfire, the “fuck Batman”, and that cringey ass Jason saying “Titans are back, bitches”.

presley baldwin
presley baldwin
7 months ago

Oh, that's disappointing.

OniGundamSeed
OniGundamSeed
7 months ago

I think its based on the Batman TAS Drake because it mixed his story with Todd but it's still trash

Kaleb Palmer
Kaleb Palmer
7 months ago

Man there's quite a few black superheroes and villains that are completely awesome and they ignore them

Isenhart
Isenhart
7 months ago

I can't wait until we get a Static Shock series where the entire cast is white. SO inclusive and diverse!

Lulu The Witch Boy
Lulu The Witch Boy
7 months ago

Why do I have feeling, they saw Tim drake in The new Batman adventures, and thought Tim grew up in the streets, lmao.

Nathan Frank
Nathan Frank
7 months ago

Domino in deadpool 2 is like the only exception to this whole thing. But heres a question no ones gonna like. So are they gonna make spawn white for making batwamen black? Im just saying. I would hate having a white spawn tbh XD

Jay 11
Jay 11
7 months ago

Honestly, I agree with the whole tokenism, but I really liked Titans Season One. Season Two was bad when it tried to be like the arrow verse.

angrychickin
angrychickin
7 months ago

1. i'm that guy that googles characters, so let's get that out the way.
2. I agree with you that they're doing it on purpose.
3. Is there/will there ever be wiggle room for simply multicultural actors? for example, i have nieces who are half indian/half russian, and I have nephews/a niece who are half taiwanese/half russian. I know this doesn't apply to Tim Drake's character, but I'm going to assume that there will only be more and more multicultural people around. is the only answer to write these vague "mixed race' characters from scratch?

JB0523
JB0523
7 months ago

I’ve been waiting for this video!!! 😂

Benjamin Buzzard
Benjamin Buzzard
7 months ago

Thoughts on Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury? Because up until they castrated him in Captain Marvel, I was digging it. If I'm not wrong they only changed him to a black man in the comics after the MCU.

In general I agree, they tokenize minorities or women (Bond) instead of writing original stories for existing or new characters.

Also Spot-ON with the Tim Drake vs Jason Todd backstory, I was thinking the same thing.

Keeman
Keeman
7 months ago

Original black character (as imagined by the bigots in hollyweird): Streetwise impoverished inner city kid who experienced systemic racism, who then becomes a hero who can do no wrong and easily overcomes every obstacle. Sound about right?

och70
och70
7 months ago

Totally changing Tim Drake's race, backstory, personality traits.

Source material fans: WTF??
SJW normie fans: iTs a DiFfEreNt uNivErSe

CaptainCharismaless
CaptainCharismaless
7 months ago

Hmmm, I don't remember anyone bitching this hard when Deathstroke, Beast Boy, or Jericho were cast because they weren't white like their counterparts in the comics. If you guys are going to bitch about something stupid at least be consistent.

Eddie Randomly Vlogs & Other S#¡†
Eddie Randomly Vlogs & Other S#¡†
7 months ago

Heavily disagree. ‘Titans’ is awesome. So are the CW shows. I don't mind him being cast though. It's a different medium. He's still White in the comics.

Darrick Bowe
Darrick Bowe
7 months ago

Dude, I was eating a beef Jerkey when you said "Maybe theyre the best person for the job" in that sarcastic tone and i damn near had to give myself the heimlich.

Toanaboogege Francis
Toanaboogege Francis
7 months ago

That description of Tim Drake sounds more like a description of Jason Todd.

Guy Bermudez
Guy Bermudez
7 months ago

The only good episode was conners first full episode with krypto looking for the Kent farm. That was it.

CodFishKiller
CodFishKiller
7 months ago

I feel you. I am a book guy. Amazon is doing this with The Wheel of Time. HBO did it with Game of Thrones. I am sick of the shoehorn. They don't respect the old school fans. The thing is if they don't get us they fail. Well expect for TGOT. I quit that after season 1.

Art9_69 6
Art9_69 6
7 months ago

Isn’t Tim drake supposed to be asian

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