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JASON MOMOA EXCITED TO REPRESENT POLYNESIANS AS AQUAMAN
By Matt D. Wilson
“Whitewashing,” the practice of casting of white actors to play characters who were other ethnicities in the source material, has been a highly controversial Hollywood practice over the past several years. But what about when the reverse happens, and someone who isn’t white is cast to play a character who has long been portrayed as white?

Well, at minimum it can help correct an historic imbalance in superhero comics; in the specific case of Aquaman, it may also make him a lot cooler. The actor who plays Aquaman in DC’s upcoming slate of superhero movies is Jason Momoa, who was born in Hawaii and is of partly Polynesian descent — and Momoa fully intends to embrace his Polynesian heritage in his portrayal of the character.
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comicsalliance:

JASON MOMOA EXCITED TO REPRESENT POLYNESIANS AS AQUAMAN

By Matt D. Wilson

“Whitewashing,” the practice of casting of white actors to play characters who were other ethnicities in the source material, has been a highly controversial Hollywood practice over the past several years. But what about when the reverse happens, and someone who isn’t white is cast to play a character who has long been portrayed as white?

Well, at minimum it can help correct an historic imbalance in superhero comics; in the specific case of Aquamanit may also make him a lot cooler. The actor who plays Aquaman in DC’s upcoming slate of superhero movies is Jason Momoa, who was born in Hawaii and is of partly Polynesian descent — and Momoa fully intends to embrace his Polynesian heritage in his portrayal of the character.

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