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Marvel Comics has been aiming to diversify its characters more by making many of them minorities or changing their gender. The mantle of Iron Man was temporarily assumed by his Black friend James Rhodes, Sam Jones (Falcon) took over as Captain America, Asian teen Amadeus Cho became The Hulk, and Thor’s mantle was taken over by his ex-girlfriend! Now it seems Marvel Studios may be following suit racially as it is rumored they are looking to cast a Latina in the role of X-Men’s Rogue, and a biracial actor in the role of Gambit for upcoming Marvel films.

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Traditionally both Rogue and Gambit have been Deep Southern, Caucasian people. Rogue hails from Caldecott County, Mississippi and Gambit being from New Orleans. Both have noted accents as well and pride themselves on their heritage. In fact Rogue is nicknamed as the X-Men’s Southern Belle and Wolverine hilariously nicknamed Gambit, “Gumbo.”

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Many people might see this as erasure, and we as comic fans want the characters to be as true to comic book origins as possible when it comes to the films. However, we can see how their rumored new origins would work. A source close to Marvel Studios, allegedly, stated Rogue’s origins are tweaked to be the daughter of Mexican migrant workers who disappear and are assumed deported. She is then raised by her two “aunties” (later to be revealed as Mystique and Destiny). Her powers are activated this time when ICE comes for her and she absorbs the fighting prowess and military training of her assailants and escapes. Gambit’s origins will remain largely in tact only his ethnicity will change, revealing his mother will be a Black Creole woman and his father a White Cajun man embroiled in the criminal activity and mysticism, forced to leave him behind because of their tumultuous lives. He is found and raised by a local gang, “The Thieves Guild.”

Rogue and Gambit rival Cyclops and Jean Grey as X-Men’s most prominent power couple. Their on and off again status has been quite the roller coaster and soap opera, and that won’t change in the films either. We are looking forward to seeing how all this will play out. In the meantime let’s just hope they get an amazing X-Men film out pronto!

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Makeover! “Sonic The Hedgehog” Trailer Re-Released w/ A New Look for Sonic!

Fans everywhere were in an uproar earlier this year after Paramount Pictures debuted the first movie trailer for the forthcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie debuted. Sonic was deemed too human with a mouthful of weird teeth and beady eyes. The trailer was summarily scrapped and removed from circulation. Now the trailer has been re-released and the titular looks well…GOOD! He has gotten a makeover with a few less teeth, bigger eyes, and finer fur. 

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Fans everywhere were in an uproar earlier this year after Paramount Pictures debuted the first movie trailer for the forthcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie debuted. Sonic was deemed too human with a mouthful of weird teeth and beady eyes. The trailer was summarily scrapped and removed from circulation. Now the trailer has been re-released and the titular looks well…GOOD! He has gotten a makeover with a few less teeth, bigger eyes, and finer fur.

via People

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On Tuesday, Paramount Pictures debuted the famous cartoon’s design changes with a new official trailer for the Sega video game-inspired film, after initial reactions to the original design released in April caused an internet frenzy. Fans blasted the old trailer for portraying Sonic as “human-like” and were particularly upset about Sonic’s realistic looking teeth and shapely legs, Vulture reported.

Now, the electric blue hedgehog has been reimagined to look more like the traditional cartoon character — boasting larger, more animated eyes, white gloves instead of white hands, thin legs and all-around less human-like features.

Director Jeff Fowler confirmed in April that the movie would be delayed by three months after receiving backlash about Sonic’s appearance.

Check out a few fan reactions:

We have to say we are here for this makeover and the studio listening to the fans. Sonic The Hedgehog is one of the greatest and most beloved characters in the world we always want him done right! We will keep you posted as more news about the movie comes forward.

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Marvel Studios Submits Robert Downey, Jr. for Oscar Nomination for “Avengers: Endgame!”

Whether you like superhero movies or not, you have to accept they are not going anywhere and are only increasing in popularity. Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is now the highest grossing film of all time, and may soon have the chance to earn an Oscar nomination for “Best Supporting Actor” thanks to Robert Downey’s role as Tony Stark/Iron Man!

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Whether you like superhero movies or not, you have to accept they are not going anywhere and are only increasing in popularity. Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is now the highest grossing film of all time, and may soon have the chance to earn an Oscar nomination for “Best Supporting Actor” thanks to Robert Downey’s role as Tony Stark/Iron Man!

via Superherohype.com

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Although his Iron Man tenure propelled him to the top of Hollywood’s A-list, Robert Downey Jr. has always been humble about his recent success. Perhaps this is reason he declined the chance to pursue a Best Actor Oscar for his role in Avengers: Endgame. Regardless, it looks like Disney and Marvel have chosen to go against Downey’s wishes. Collider brings word that the studios are submitting his name for consideration at next year’s Oscars ceremony after all.

Rather than Best Actor in a Leading Role, Disney is pushing to have Downey nominated for Best Supporting Actor. What’s surprising is that Downey isn’t the only actor being submitted for consideration in this category. The studio is also launching campaigns for Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd, and Don Cheadle.

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Honestly, we could have seen him nominated for the Best Actor category as well. There was a lot emotion put into his final bout as the Golden Avenger, especially when he sacrificed himself in that final scene to defeat Thanos, uttering “I am Iron Man.” It is only a matter of time before some superhero film achieves Oscar gold in one of the big categories. Black Panther  was nominated for  a number of awards at the last Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took him an Oscar for best animated film. The clock’s ticking…

 

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YES! ICYMI “Scream 5” Movie in The Works!

The Ghostface Killer is back! Over twenty years after the first Scream movie made its way into theaters and cemented itself in the horror movie hall of fame, a new, fifth installment of the franchise has been announced. More blood, more gore, and a new body count–we are here for it!

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The Ghostface Killer is back! Over twenty years after the first Scream movie made its way into theaters and cemented itself in the horror movie hall of fame, a new, fifth installment of the franchise has been announced. More blood, more gore, and a new body count–we are here for it!

via Bloody Disgusting

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Even after the passing of Wes Craven, Ghostface continues to live on.

Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Group is currently developing the next Scream, based on the franchise created by Craven and writer Kevin Williamson.

While Craven had directed all four Scream films before his passing, various filmmakers would get behind the camera for a television series that ran for two seasons on MTV and a third on VH1.

All four films remained canon while the series would create its own mythology. It’s unclear if the next film will continue to be canonized within Craven’s universe or be a remake, but we are hearing that, as of this writing, Williamson is not writing the screenplay.

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Neve Campbell as “Sidney Prescott”

There is no word if the star of the films, Neve Campbell, will reprise her role as “Sidney Prescott.” We are definitely hoping Neve, and of course, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, as “Gail” and “Dooley,” respectively. We will keep you posted as more news on the film develops!

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