WOBH Awards- Most Controversial Black Superhero

Black superheroes created waves this year! The twitter outrage over Hal Jordan’s casting in the green lantern movie (lol) The Black Panther leaving his throne to become an American vigilante. The clincher this year though was Heimdall…….a Norse god described as “the white god” by legend. Idris Elba being cast as said deity made the KKK I mean the CCC  😛 raise up in arms because Marvel is “anti white”. The clincher however was that an Asian dude is also in the movie but went completely under their radar because of his skin tone. To make matters even more hilarious was when marvel made this statement which revealed that the Asgardians in their movie were simply aliens who influenced various cultures on earth over time…..what were they up in arms about again? Historical accuracy? In a fantasy movie? LOL!? Controverisal, silly and funny as hell when all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled.

Behold Heimdall!!!

Here’s to my man Dris the Blackest god in Asgard! Give em hell with your Black self!!

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I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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  • January 2, 2011 at 2:17 am

    My biggest problem with Idris playing Heimdall is that it means he won’t be able to play Black Panther in a movie now.


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