Tell me what part of Superman's character is inherently white other than that's how he's always been portrayed. Why, after 90 years of him being portrayed as white would it be terrible to have a black Superman? It's a movie. It's not the comic which is "canon" or whatever. (And aside from Steel, I think there's an alternate Earth with a black Superman.
"Oh, but why can't they just hype up actual black superheroes like Cyborg or Black Lightning or John Stewart?"
They do-- but none of the are Superman. SUPERMAN is the iconic superhero. How would every little kid who loves Superman that happens to be black feel to see their favorite icon have the same color skin as them? Tell me why that would be bad, especially when you know it wouldn't be a permanent change when NOTHING in comics ever is.
"Oh but it's just pandering."
So what. Give people what they want to make them happy. I don't for one second deny liberals can be crybabies, and that this is over-compensating for the diversity in Hollywood problem, ,but again-- why is it bad? What happens other than a bunch of rigid old fans get bent out of shape. Why is 90 years worth of comics, cartoons and multiple films not good enough for them? Why can't there be one with a black guy?
We don't even know if there will be a canonical explanation or just a recast, or a reboot yet. IF it even happens.
"But if they did it the other way around that would never fly."
Of course it wouldn't because for every one black superhero there's thirty white ones. White dudes have the market share. Doing it the other way around would be insulting.
I've said this before, and I will say it again. Unless a character's core make-up refers to their race it doesn't matter. Captain America has to be white. Black Panther has to be black. Superman is an alien. If you're saying an alien has to automatically be white, that's just idiotic.
There is no harm in doing this. There is no damage to be done. Why is it a big deal. How does it truly effect your life?
That's what we need. For Superman to become the latest symbol of decisiveness and exclusion.
I'm sure this will lead to me needing to take another break from this site, but who exactly is being excluded with a Black Superman.