PLEASE STOP CASTING Benedict Cumberbatch as Martian Manhunter 2K14
Plus doesn’t J’onn walk around as a black man when he’s amongst humans? Isn’t his human identity a black police officer? HOW YOU ‘GON WHITEWASH A GREEN MARTIAN?!
Yeah that is the one bit of that DC dream cast post that irked me.
John Jones(Manhunter’s secret identity) has been white in the past but he was more of a square-jawed Rock-Hudson type. Think old hollywood, noir detective types. So even if you’re going for “first appearance” style Manhunter, Bendystraw Cabbagepatch is not your dude.
Besides, most of his more recent appearances as John Jones have been as a black man, and I don’t see any reason he shouldn’t be portrayed as such. He’s a shapeshifter who can literally look like anyone, why not give this role to a lesser-known black actor instead of a dude we have already seen fucking EVERYWHERE.
I just…grow weary of the abundance of Cumberbatch in all my nerd shit.
(Also if anyone ever wants to hang out and talk about how rad Ms. Martian is I am DOWN for that conversation.)