by Jeff Davis
Well, at least we won’t have to put up with a Black version of Spider-Man any time soon. The way Hollywood has been going lately, all the classic comic book heroes of the Baby Boom generation are being turned into unrecognizable, politically correct perverts or replaced by “quota-hires.”
An article on Variety.com reports: “Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man must be heterosexual and Parker must be Caucasian, according to a legal licensing agreement between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment. The information was disclosed in a massive document release by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which released this week 276,394 private files, emails and financial data onto its servers. Sony Pictures and Marvel reps declined to comment on the licensing agreement, first reported by the Gawker website.”
“The contract went into effect in September 2011. It lists mandatory character traits for both Peter Parker and Spider-Man — and the agreement includes the caveat that Spider-Man is ‘not a homosexual.”
The idea of the super-hero with super-human powers began shortly before World War Two. Prior to the super-heroes, there was a series of masked good guys, which included the Lone Ranger, Zorro and the Green Hornet, who appeared from the 1910s through the mid-1930s. The leap into fantasy heroes with super-human powers began with Superman, who debuted in 1938. Captain America and Wonder Woman appeared in 1941. Spiderman appeared considerably later in the 1960s about the same time as the Fantastic Four. These more recent super-heroes curiously had super-powers bestowed upon them through accidents.
The creators of these super-heroes lived in an age when there were still strong moral values and the thought that Superman or any other hero might be homosexual was simply unthinkable.
I suspect whoever still owned the rights to Spiderman saw what Hollywood was doing to other super-heroes and wanted to make sure that his super-hero did not get twisted into an embarrassing mockery thanks to the whims of political correctness.
The article continues “The Peter Parker/Spider-Man character was created in 1962 by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 as an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Parker was portrayed as a teenager dealing with adolescence and being a costumed crime-fighter, complete with super strength and agility (and) the ability to cling to most surfaces…”
“The agreement spells out that mandatory Spider-Man traits must always strictly conform to the following list: male; does not torture; does not kill in defense of self or others; does not use foul language beyond PG-13; does not smoke tobacco; does not sell/distribute illegal drugs; does not abuse alcohol; does not have sex before the age of 16; does not have sex with anyone below the age of 16; and is not a homosexual….”
“The Peter Parker character traits include: his full name is Peter Benjamin Parker; he is Caucasian and heterosexual; his parents become absent from his life during his childhood…. he gains his powers from being bitten by a spider… he is raised in a middle class household in Queens, New York; he attends or attended high school in Queens, New York; and he attends or attended college in New York City.”
It’s interesting that there is some resistance within Hollywood against attempts to corrupt some of the old super-heroes, but of course they have to hide their objections as clauses within a contract to try to avoid the endless whining and demands of the homosexual lobby.