Dan Slott Says A Black Peter Parker Spider-Man Is Possible
With Spider-Man being shared by Sony and Marvel, there is question whether or not they will be using the classic version of Spidey (a white Peter Parker) or go with a version that would be black, latino, or both.
Rumors of a racially diverse Spider-Man kicked up when a reporter for the Hollywood trade site, the Wrap, stated he thinks that he's 95% sure the new Spider-Man won't be white.
Fans quickly reactied with mention that in the official announcement an exec for Sony mentioned they are using Peter Parker.
However, that doesn't necessarily mean a white Peter Parker.
A fan remarked the fact that Peter Parker is white to Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott, who recently stated he wouldn't mind a Spider-man that is not white.
Dan replied back with an image of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In the regular Marvel Comics universe, Nick Fury is white, but in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Nick Fury is black (and in the movies).
Slott is obviously saying that anything is possible, and Peter Parker could end up black.
Slott also added along with the pic: "Story re-opened. Now sit your ass down."
Slott continued tweeting defending the possibility of a non-white Spider-Man.
Here are some of Dan's tweets:
Slott (@DanSlott) February 21, 2015
Slott (@DanSlott) February 22, 2015
@AnGelMan2 Exactly. I'm not saying Spidey should be black OR white. I'm saying that everybody should have a shot, regardless of race.— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) February 22, 2015