Speaking of characters written and drawn as black women then changed to non-black women come filmin' time, let's talk about The Fox, a svelte, brown-skinned assassin from the Wanted comics.
From AfroGeeks, by way of Racialicious (damn it...everyone knew about this drama except for Moi):
OK, You all know I try not to take this media shit with much seriousness. I mean manipulation of images is fun and cool and all but its not that serious, right? Freaking wrong. Step 1, Mark Millar, bad ass comic book man puts out a bad ass super villain comic called Wanted, a few years ago. It was super dope. Main female villain is a Catwoman knock off dyed bronze named The Fox. Hot like fire and black, or at least Puerto Rican, right? Like a young Eartha Kitt. So how come Angelina Jolie has the part in the movie? What the hell is going on Hollywood? She is not black! And I know its some pasty faced producer in some high class Hollywood hotel suite snorting enough blow to kill an elephant that lifts his head up right before he has a heart attack and says “Hey guys, Fuck a black chick, they have too much attitude anyway. How about we get Angelina Jolie? She was like Tomb Raider.” That shit for brains passes out but his coca induced fantasy lives on. Can you leave the good black parts for the good black actors. Or at least stop making bad black actors play good white roles (See the Kingpin in the Daredevil movie to know what I’m talking about.)Goddamn, y'all. *rubs temples*
The Nerdy Bird). Uh...torn about what? This is bullshit. I used to be a Jolie fan for her edgey roles and her bad-ass 'tude, but the racebending has got to fucking stop. White women are overrepresented in film, and the best Jolie has to say for herself is, "I know that people are frustrated at the lack of great roles [for people of color], but I think they’ve picked the wrong example here" (Racialicious).
And so would Sydney Tamiia Poitier (left). Both she and Rosario showed they had enough sass and spunk in Tarantino's Death Proof. So what the hell stopped them from casting one of them?
These films are ruining fandom. They are driving away fans of color, and they discourage potential fans (such as Moi) from even bothering to look into these comics. Once again, nerds aren't upset with these characters being of color. X-men's Storm has been idolized since the 1960s, along with Uhura of the Star Trek franchise. Fans have worshiped them devoutly and without fail all these years. The market craves characters like these, and Hollywood is destroying what they represent and accomplish in fandom.
Honestly, I blame the books. Their writers' don't stop to add a "no-racebending clause" when they sign over the rights to their works. They're not filing lawsuits, and they're rolling over and playing the apologist's role when fans hold them accountable. They all say the same, "We had no control/not our idea/blah blah blah" excuses.
Um, you're the creator. You own the copyright. If you're trying to make a quick buck in Hollywood, then for fuck's sake, just say so. No, we won't forgive you, but at least there will be no pretense between us.