Entertainment Sony Hack Reveals ‘Spider-Man’ Is Required To Be White And Straight

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  1. dawg

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    When Marvel invited “Spider-Man” into its web of superheroes earlier this year, they also became ensnared in the ever-present mess that is the Sony Hack. And, apparently, the studio also inherited a pretty stiff set of musts for the Spider-Man’s physical and personality make-up.

    Those that were holding out hope for some semblance of diversity in the new Peter Parker might want to click away now because this news bites. With venom.

    Friday (June 19), a portion of the Sony Hack involving a list of the required and forbidden characteristics of Peter Parker — as contractually agreed upon within a licensing agreement — revealed that the studios have some extremely staunch characteristics for the character to abide.

    Per Gawker, Peter Parker is required within the leaked Marvel-Sony docs to be male, straight, Caucasian, and middle class.

    The issue of Peter’s sexuality is mentioned twice in the list — with one portion stating he should not be a homosexual “unless Marvel has portrayed that alter ego as a homosexual” — which appears to hand off the decision to the receiving studio. But then under the next section, the character is mandated to be “Caucasian and heterosexual.” Period. End of story. No qualifiers.

    FWIW, Peter is also forbidden on this list from having sex before the age of 16, abusing alcohol, using any four letter werdy derds, and smoking tobacco.

    The language is part of a licensing agreement which was reportedly effectuated in September, 2011 — less than a year before “The Amazing Spider-Man” ushered in a new-but-not-very-different Peter Parker in Andrew Garfield. Parker was previously portrayed by Tobey Maguire — also white and straight — in Sam Raimi’s trilogy for Columbia Pictures.

    There are some among us who posit that even if Marvel did have the contractual option to diversify Peter Parker in some way, they might not want to change the make-up of the character as written and drawn in the comics, until if and when he is written and drawn differently.

    That’s where the option of bringing another character like Miles Morales — which Marvel’s head honcho hasn’t ruled out of its new series — might come into the picture.

    Moral of the story, though? For now, Spider-Man can’t be black or gay in the movies. It is written.

    http://www.mtv.com/news/2192374/sony-hack-spider-man-white-straight/
     
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    Great! What's next? Hello Kitty is really a little girl and not a kitten?
    -Superman can't become transgender?
    -The Hulk can poop only green?
    -Ben Grim can never say he's gonna kick ass, only, it's clobberin' time?
    -Snoopy can only date female beagles?
    -Archie and Jughead can't have a towel snapping incident in the locker room?
     
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    Ultimate Spider-Man and Superior Spider-Man are both out for the moment.
     
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    People really care about this crap?

    As if a guy who turns into a spider sometimes is so real,..

    The world has gone crazy.
     
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    But the movie going public is clamoring for a 50 year old black Spidey who loves the penis...well, at least Howard is.
     
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    I consider this a victory for the denizens of DawgShed.

    See, some of Hollywood maintains a whites-only policy.
     
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    @ARM needs to weigh in.
     
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    Not that big of a deal, really. Spider-Man is a nerdy kid. Peter Parker is a goofy white guy. If they want a chick, use Spider-Gwen or Silk. Want a black guy or Puerto Rican, use Miles Morales.
     
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    Peter Parker can not park his peter in man ass :dadance:
     
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    Peter Parker picked a peck of pickled peppers.
    A peck of pickled peppers Peter Parker picked.
     
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    We need a gay. Spider-Man who runs around with a scarf.
     
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    Um....so people are going to make an issue out of a character needing to be white and straight?

    This fucking country.....
     
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    I bet there is a memo requiring the guy playing MLK in the movie to be black. So what? The character in the comics was white and straight. They don't want some guy the public knows is gay trying to romance the leading lady. They won't buy it.

    Also, the term "DEPICTION MUST..." means they don't care what the actor is, other than caucasion, unless there is a great makeup job.
     
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    Looking forward to The Wig's new blockbuster movie-Bethman

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    I dont get the big deal, he is supposed to be a reflection of the comic book isnt it? If you wrote the comics with an idea in mind, why would it be okay to change them with spiderman suddenly having a boyfriend instead of the character he is supposed to be after...
     
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    if he was black, even more ppl would make that an issue.
    everyone fake outraged these days
     
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    Uhh, yes.
     
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    The actor in costume could be black, Asian, female, etc. as long as the audience cannot tell that the actor is not a white male.

    These are pretty simple, and understandable requirements since Spider-Man is a marketed product, and not a person.

    The media is just racism fanatical lately since sensationalist racism is the only way they can sell the news anymore.
     
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