links for 2011-08-28

  • "They’re also intrigued by the chance to explore some of the latter-day additions to the [Captain America] mythos, like… his sidekick The Falcon, one of comics’ first black superheroes. 'I want both of them!' says Markus… 'Falcon is awesome. We can’t play with time so much to have Cap go back to Harlem in the ‘70’s and clean up the streets, but it would be awesome to go straight up, like, ‘Shaft’ with Cap and the Falcon.'
    "Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely, screenwriters of Captain America: The First Avenger, discussing their options for an expected, eventual sequel to that movie.
  • "Class is dangerously collapsed into a subtext of racial interests in which the political interests of "Joe the [white] Plumber" are seen as identical to the political interests of billionaires like Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch instead of those of James the [black] Bus Driver. In the end, we witness a unique moment in human history in which the most ardent defenders of the rich happen to be the poor and working class, whose sole sense of confraternity rests on twisted history and nebulous notions of white racial victimhood and rage."