I know that I’m a little late with this (Link: Variety.com), but Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie will be appearing in the upcoming Paramount film ‘Wanted.’ For those of you who do not know, Wanted (Link: Amazon.com) is based on an Image miniseries written by Mark Millar with art by JG Jones.
She plays “an assassin who teaches the ropes to the wannabe killer.” I’m assuming that she will be playing The Fox. I have no problem with that, I think she is a very good actress when she wants to be and the character will allow her to cut loose instead of being the “cool chick” she has been playing in the past few movies that I have seen her in.
My problem is with the fact that the character was reportedly based on Halle Berry. Why not get Halle Berry (or someone who looks like her) to play the part is actually not the crux of my problem. I want to know where are all of the Anti-PC crowd who always moan and complain whenever the race or sex of a character is changed in a reinterpretation of whatever they hold “holy”. The same guys who were complaining about the new Starbuck and Boomer on BSG. The same guys who complained about the new Firestorm being black or the new Blue Beetle being Hispanic or the new Batwoman being a lesbian. The same guys who way back when complained about a black Vulcan
being on Star Trek: Voyager existing. The same guys who start a sentence with “I don’t like being politically correct…” before they say some racist, sexist, homophobic crap that should get them cursed out, but who somehow think that they can win the argument by saying “See, I knew your politically correct crowd wouldn’t get it.”
Personally, I don’t care who plays the part because I’m going to see the movie when it comes out on DVD anyway. I’m just waiting for the next time a gender/ethnic/sexual orientation switch happens because I want to see who comes out complaining. I want to know where those guys are at? Do you think they’ve even noticed or do you think they are busy saying “At last, we got one back.”