It Looks Like Jessica Jones Is Finally Trying to Address Its Diversity Problem

While details about Jessica Jonesupcoming third season are still sparse, the latest bit of casting buzz suggests that the season might try to correct one of the show’s most glaring and problematic issues. Though Jessica Jones has consistently been one of the stronger and more interesting parts of Netflix’s branch of…

Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh Agree Annihilation Has a Whitewashing Problem

Director Alex Garland’s Annihilation recently came under fire for being the latest example of a movie casting white actors as characters who were people of color in the source material. Garland has said that he wasn’t aware of the whitewashing issue and in a recent interview, actresses Natalie Portman and Jennifer…

Wesley Snipes Has a Good Idea Why More People Don't Remember How Important Blade Was

With just a few more days until it hits theaters, the hype around Black Panther is reaching a fever pitch as everyone prepares to see Marvel’s first film with a predominantly black cast and a black director. But with all the excitement in the air, there are some folks who don’t know that Black Panther won’t be the…

Incognegro: Renaissance Author Mat Johnson Talks About Living a Black Life With Skin That Can Look White

In Dark Horse’s Incognegro: Renaissance, Zane Pinchback—a young black journalist and New York transplant by way of Tupelo, Mississippi—finds himself smack dab in the middle of Harlem at the height of its Renaissance during the 1920s. Zane, like Incognegro: Renaissance creator Mat Johnson, is a black man with a light…

BoJack Horseman Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Had a Thoughtful Response to Accusations of Whitewashing

Though BoJack Horseman has built up a loyal fanbase since it debuted on Netflix four years ago, there’s been a contingent who have criticized the series over the voice casting of one of its main characters. Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg was recently asked about the issue, and his response was pretty much the best…

John Ridley's The Other History of the DC Universe to Tell Personal Stories of Marginalized Superheroes

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley has been writing an excellent politically charged superhero story in The American Way: Those Above and This Below. For his next DC project, he’s going to get inside the heads of John Stewart, Renee Montoya, Katana and others to see what it feels like to be a superhero when you’re…