DC Entertainment is said to have passed “Bridgerton” outbreak of Regé-Jean Page For a role in Syfy “Krypton” after an executive argued that the series’ hero could not be portrayed by a black actor.
Before his star jumps with a release Shonda Rhimes’ successful period drama, Page auditioned for playing Superman’s grandfather on the action show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Although the creators of Krypton wanted to diversify the DC Extended Universe, then DC Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Jones allegedly said Superman’s grandfather could not be black.
In a statement reworked Tuesday by THR, a representative for Jones defended the selection on the grounds that Hollywood executives “believed that fans expected the character to look like a young Henry Cavill,” who is white and plays Superman in the DC movies. The title role in “Krypton”, which lasted two seasons from 2018 to 2019, eventually went to white actor Cameron Cove.
Page representatives did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.
The revelation of “Krypton” is one of several accusations leveled against John N. New THR profile by actor Ray Fisher, Who spoke about the alleged abuse he endured at the hands of Jones and other powerful figures in the capital – including besieged director Joss Whedon, who helped re-release the 2017 movie “Justice League”.
Last year on Twitter, Fisher Charged and recorded From showing “gross, offensive, unprofessional, and totally unacceptable” behavior in the set of “Justice League”, which starred actor Victor Stone, also known as Cyborg. He added that Whedon was “empowered, in many ways, by Jeff Jones and John Berg” and went on to express his dissatisfaction on social media regarding how Warner Bros. With the subsequent investigation of his concerns.
Speaking to THR, Fisher accused Johns of dismissing several issues he raised about the on-screen character of leading Cyborg and Whedon, among other alleged transgressions. In various statements to THR, Johns’ representative rejected Fisher’s allegations.
“If I can’t take responsibility, at least I can make people aware of who they’re dealing with,” Fisher says of executives who he doesn’t think should be responsible. https://t.co/17xTIyKlNi
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) April 6, 2021
“I don’t think some of these people are fit for a leadership position,” Fisher told the newsletter. “I don’t want to kick them out as churches from Hollywood, but I don’t think they should be responsible for hiring and firing other people … If I can’t be held accountable, at least I can make people aware of who they’re dealing with.”
“Aquaman” actor Jason Momoa and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot also commented on their experience working in “Justice League”. When Gadot opposed some of Wonder Woman’s lines, Whedon allegedly forced her to film her anyway, threatening to sabotage her career and insulting “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, according to sources who spoke with THR.
Whedon declined to comment on the THR piece.
“I had my own experience with [Whedon]Which wasn’t the best, but I took care of it there and when that happened, “Gadot He told the Times Last year in a statement similar to that made by THR. “I took her to the top officials and took care of her. But I’m glad Ray is up and down and says his truth.”
Among the non-“Justice League” cast members who reached out to Fisher with their thoughts on Whedon and Johns, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star was Charisma Carpenter – Who was charged recently Buffy has opposed and blogs about vengeful behavior on social media – as well as some “Krypton” alumni, according to THR.
In addition to allegations she refused to cast a black actor in the title role, Krypton writer Nadria Tucker accused of rejecting her advice about portraying a black character with altered hairstyles.
“I told black women, we tend to change our hair frequently,” Tucker told THR. “This is not strange, it is a black thing … He said: No, it is not.”
In a statement to THR, a representative for Johns argued that “the standard continuity notes of the scene are woven in a way that is not only personally offensive to Jeff, but for people who know who he is, know the work he’s done and learn about the life he’s leading.”
“Jeff personally saw the painful effects of racial stereotypes regarding poetry and other cultural stereotypes,” the actor added, “after he married a black woman who had been with her for a decade and his second wife, an Asian American, as well as his mixed-race son.”
Tucker responded to THR’s story Tuesday with a tweet, “Why was Geoff Jones so good with Zod, the villain traditionally, being black but not Superman, clearly a hero? I wonder. What could it be ???”