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Doctor Strange Whitewashing

Ever since the first trailer for Doctor Strange debuted, controversy about whitewashing in Hollywood has been swirling online again. This came about because it was confirmed that actress Tilda Swinton was playing the role of The Ancient One, a character who was originally an Asian man in the comic books. Many Asian actors, actresses, filmmakers and fans have spoken out against this casting, saying that it plays into the tendency Hollywood has to have white actors and actresses in the roles of characters of different ethnic backgrounds. Tilda Swinton previously responded to the matter, and now Marvel Studios president CEO and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson have chimed in on the matter.

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As much as I enjoyed Captain America: Civil War, there is one area where it falls flat on its face – the musical score is wholly unremarkable. Heck, just about every single movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is guilty of this exact same sin. Here are dynamic characters, colorful heroes who demand to be associated with instantly recognizable melodies, and their adventures are scored with the musical equivalent of vanilla pudding. No single MCU movie features identifiable music and that’s a shame.

So what are we to make of Michael Giacchino, one of the most talented and celebrated modern composers of music for film and television, jumping on board Marvel’s Doctor Strange? Unless something goes terribly wrong, this may mean we’ll finally get a recognizable MCU musical score.

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Marvel’s decision to cast Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange was always bound to attract controversy. The character is an Asian man in the comics, so putting a white woman in the role led to complaints about whitewashing. But the Doctor Strange team is standing by its choice. Last week Swinton went on record insisting that there were “very good reasons” for the change, and now Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill and Marvel Studios have weighed in as well.  Read More »

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Tilda Swinton is an ethereal being who has temporarily taken on our form so she can grace us with her presence and quietly exude psychic waves that hint at the true nature of the cosmos, so it’s a bit of a shame that she’s currently at the center of a very human controversy. She plays the mystical mentor to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme in Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange, a character known as the Ancient One…a character who was originally depicted as an Asian man in his 1963 comic book debut. As you’d expect, the arrival of the trailer two weeks ago sparked a controversy over the whitewashing of this character and now, Swinton herself has responded to it.

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