Will We Be Getting Our First Asian Nightwing On The Big Screen?


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Will We Be Getting Our First Asian Nightwing On The Big Screen?

One just simply needs to google "whitewashing in Hollywood" and you'll be presented with an infinite list of results.

From the boorish and obscene stereotypical portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast At Tiffany's to the recent controversial surrounding Scarlett Johansson's casting as the main character in the movie remake of the Japanese anime, Ghost in the Shell to Tilda Swinton playing as The Ancient One in the upcoming Dr.Strange, there's certainly no shortages of examples that whitewashing is indeed very much prominent in the industry.

So perhaps the latest rumor surrounding the casting of Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead in the upcoming Batman film as Nightwing a.k.a Robin might finally shed some good light for a multi-diversified cast.

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Though the rumor stems from tweets and Reddit and thus far there's no confirmation of the news yet, but casting a character to play an iconic character shouldn't be an issue, seeing how that Samuel L. Jackson has slotted into the role of playing Nick Fury - a white character - flawlessly. He has since become one of the major characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Michael B. Jordan's role as Johny Storm in last year's Fantastic Four raised a lot of eyebrows, like most iconic comic book superheroes in the past, the youngest member of the Fantastic Four is a white character. Though the movie flopped, people were more interested a black person playing a white character.

Neither director Ben Affleck, Warner Bros or Steven Yeun has come out and confirmed anything yet, but for now, it appears that Steven Yeun is the "fan choice" for playing this iconic character. 



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