Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marvel responds to casting concerns


Our friends at Racebending.com recently alerted us to the fact that in Marvel's casting announcement for a film version of The Runaways, the character of Nico Minoru was not specified as Asian American. We are so happy to report that they have remedied this situation! Thanks to Marissa Lee at Racebending for taking on this important issue. For more info, check out this
report.

Here is our letter to Marvel, thanking them for responding to our concerns:

August 26, 2010

Mr. Pflug,

We recently heard that Marvel Entertainment has updated the casting notice for THE RUNAWAYS to specify that Nico Minoru is Asian American and extended the deadline for submissions. On behalf of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, I wanted to thank you for this quick response to the concerns of the Asian American community. We take this action as an indication that Marvel is dedicated to seeking out minority talent for this project, which I'm sure you know is one of the most important steps toward diversifying our media landscape and providing more balanced representations of minorities.

Thank you again for listening to our concerns and taking action to support our community. We look forward to conversations with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Lori Lopez
Vice President
Media Action Network for Asian Americans

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