Marvel And DC Could Take Some Tips From Some Of The Responses To Gina Rodriguez’s Tweet

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Gina Rodriguez has made it her side mission to showcase Latino talent with her Instagram campaign, #MovementMondays, which highlights Latinos who are making a mark in the entertainment industry. However, there is one place Rodriguez wants to see more improvement: comic superhero films.

Gina Rodriguez got everyone’s attention when she tweeted about the lack of Latinos in superhero films.

Short, sweet, and to the point.

People immediately settled right in to watch the conversations that would follow.

Who doesn’t love a good tea time?

People were quick to point some examples of diversity, including Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

The Netflix show includes a diverse cast representing many different walks of life. Rodriguez’s tweet does say that “Marvel and DC are killing it in inclusion,” but what other Latino representation is there?

Zoe Saldana as Gamora (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie (“Thor: Ragnarok”) also came up in the conversation.

Honestly, Thompson being cast as Valkyrie is a pretty big deal. Valkyrie has traditionally been depicted as a white, blonde-haired woman in the comics.

But some people pointed out that Gamora isn’t Latina — she’s a green aalien who doesn’t represent the Latino community.

Meanwhile, there are a handful of Latino-specific superheroes that have yet to get their own movies, like America Chavez and Miles Morales.

Although those characters don’t have the years of history that other superheroes do, now could be a great time for those movies to be made. Just look at the latest reports comparing “Girls Trip” to “Rough Night.” The two movies have similar plots, but “Girls Trip,” which has a mostly black cast, outperformed “Rough Night” on their opening weekends by more than $20 million. Clearly, movies with people of color can make money.

One person suggested that Rodriguez would make a great Jessica Cruz, a Latina Green Lantern.

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Twitter user @iloanya1 reminded everyone that, yes, Latinos are people of color, too.

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Even one of the stars from Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” agreed that there is always room for improvement.

Natalia Cordova-Bucley plays Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodriguez on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” who is a Colombian superhero with superhuman speed in the show. Her nickname Yo-Yo comes from her ability to move super fast and return to where she started in a heartbeat. ✊? ?? ??


READ: Gina Rodriguez’s Fans Are Asking Marvel To Make Her The Next Miss America Superhero

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