by special correspondent Arturo R. García
My friends at Fantastic Fangirls turned me on to the Chromatic Comics meme that went around LiveJournal, Dreamwidth and similar blog sites. Simply put: a number of bloggers re-cast various fandoms with all-POC casts. Below are a few notable examples with links attached.
From Bossymarmalade’s Chromatic Marvel, you saw Vanessa Williams as Emma Frost up top. Add to that:
Trascendenza tackled both the new Star Trek and DC Comics:
And a hearty shout-out to FF’s Sigrid for this:
So, just to review, a handful of geeks with access to IMDb have come up with non-white casts for at least three different Marvel Universe movie franchises, plus some DC, Buffy, and Star Trek. The next time someone says that people of color aren’t cast in geek franchises because there aren’t enough qualified actors for the roles, feel free to link them to any of these.
Couldn’t have said it any better myself.
* Handyhunter’s Chromatic DC/Marvel (NOTE: male swimsuit pic inside)
* Nextian’s Chromatic Lucifer
* Livia’s Chromatic Marvel
* St Aurafina’s take on Michelle Rodriguez as Wolverine