I keep seeing Donald Glover for Spiderman, which is pretty cool. Donald Glover is a pretty good actor and tumblr really likes the idea of a non-white dude playing Spidey. All good. But wait, enter Dev Patel!!
Dev is an Indian actor. He’s done movies like Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the upcoming Chappie.
He’s 24 years old (unlike both Donald Glover and Andrew Garfield) definitely closer to the teenager Spiderman, amirite?
He’s also a Martial Artist, pretty freakin’ handy for all those flips, kicks, and attacks that are characteristic of Spiderman.
And not to mention, a pretty good percentage of New York is made up of Indian people!! NYC is not called Little India for nothing haha.
Also, he’s a gr9 actor. Like dude, if you see him cry, you cry. Dude’s a beast.
And he’s a great guy too!! He’s hella nice!!
Tumblr does like to forget about actors of other races besides white and black, so I doubt this will get much traction, but an Indian Spiderman, that’d be hella cool. I never see my people in nonstereotypical roles, so to have an Indian be in a Marvel superhero movie would be hella awesome. I need representation of my people too.
P.S. If you’re in support of this idea, please please reblog it so more people can see it!!!! If you like it, no one will see it, so please please please reblog!!!
Some of the actors of colour suggested by tumblr for Newt Scamander following casting news for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt’s grandson, Rolf Scamander, is described as “swarthy”, meaning dark skinned and it potentially codes him as POC. This opens up the possibility of Newt himself being POC since British does not mean white only.
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Riz Ahmed Richard Ayoade Dev Patel Gary Carr Suraj Sharma Ukweli Roach Rahul Kohli
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