December 17, 2010

JUST WAIT UNTIL THEY FIND OUT...:

White supremacists urge Thor boycott over casting of black actor as Norse god: Council of Conservative Citizens attacks Marvel for giving role of deity Heimdall to Idris Elba, star of The Wire (Ben Child, 12/17/10, guardian.co.uk)

A US white supremacist group has called for a boycott of the Kenneth Branagh-directed superhero movie Thor on the grounds that a black actor has been cast in the role of a Norse god.

The Council of Conservative Citizens is upset that London-born Idris Elba, star of The Wire and BBC detective series Luther as well as a number of Hollywood films, is to play deity Heimdall in the Marvel Studios feature. The group, which opposes inter-racial marriage and gay rights, has set up a website, boycott-thor.com to set out its opposition to what it sees as an example of leftwing social engineering.


...that the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom has been cast as Yggdrasil.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2010 7:03 AM
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