Chris wrote:How was the reaction to RDJ playing Sherlock Holmes over there?
I often wondered that myself when I saw that movie.
He was a fun Holmes, but at times, I think he really struggled with the accent.
But yeah, I think people would have flipped if Captain America hadn't been cast with an American, just as I think people would have flipped if Harry Potter hadn't been cast with Brits. And look at how people flipped when the Airbender characters were cast with white kids instead of asians.
But I don't mind Christian Bale being Batman; I don't mind Hugh Jackman playing the Canucklehead. I don't mind Heimdall being played by a black dude from Wales any more than I minded Elba playing an American in the Wire.
I think there are definitely two sides to the issue.