A friend of mine just messaged me saying “I fucked up. I was doing math with my son, and I told him to ‘hold up eleven fingers’ and he started to panic and I didn’t realize why until he screamed ‘MOM…MOM I ONLY HAVE TEN”
Like, sure, geek culture has become incredibly mainstream nowadays, but only for some limited “iconic” characters. I mean, geez, let’s look at the precedents here. Do you really think people would go for a WOC-led video game?
Especially in a franchise?
Can you imagine a WOC-led comic book becoming popular?
Breaking new ground or setting records?
And honestly, it’s so hard for female-led movies to do well
Can you imagine a hit geek culture movie with a woman of color in a leading role?
Or a TV show?
I donno, guys. It might be best to just stick to the most popular superheroes. We’re just not ready for a superhero movie with anything but iconic characters.