BRIDGERTON Star Regé-Jean Page Responds To Report That His Race Kept Him From Landing KRYPTON Role

BRIDGERTON Star Regé-Jean Page Responds To Report That His Race Kept Him From Landing KRYPTON Role BRIDGERTON Star Regé-Jean Page Responds To Report That His Race Kept Him From Landing KRYPTON Role

A recent trade report revealed that Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Page was in line for a key role in the now cancelled Krypton before Geoff Johns stepped in, and the actor has now responded via Twitter...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 08, 2021 04:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Krypton

Earlier this week, THR published a report on Justice League actor Ray Fisher's ongoing issues with Warner Bros. and the accusations he made against the likes of Joss Whedon and Geoff Johns, but it also shed some light on the controversy surrounding the now cancelled Krypton series that arose last year.

Confirming recent reports that those in charge were unwilling to add some diversity to the DC Comics show, it was revealed that Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page auditioned for and came close to landing the lead role of Seg-El before Johns stepped in and asserted that Superman couldn't have a Black grandfather.

According to his reps, Johns simply felt that fans would be expecting the character "to look like a young Henry Cavill."

Now, Page has responded via Twitter, seemingly backing up THR's claims.

Page's star is certainly on the rise. While he won't be returning for the second season of Bridgerton, he is set to star in the live-action Dungeons and Dragons movie alongside Chris Pine, and recently wrapped production on The Russo Brothers' The Gray Man.

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KWilly
KWilly - 4/8/2021, 4:57 AM
Have we reached the point where casting a white guy to play a white character is considered racist now?

marvel72
marvel72 - 4/8/2021, 4:58 AM
It's all about race these days,easy route out. Didn't get the role because I'm black,my character wasn't developed enough because I'm black.

How about you weren't suitable for the role because there was better choices.
KWilly
KWilly - 4/8/2021, 4:59 AM
@marvel72 -
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 4/8/2021, 5:05 AM
@marvel72 - I think the point here is that he WAS the best man for the role as far as most of the showrunners were concerned, but Johns vetoed it because he's Black.
Origame
Origame - 4/8/2021, 5:16 AM
@marvel72 - at first I was kinda on rays side when he pointed out they said they can't have an angry black guy in the center of a movie, but then he expanded the context by explaining they were trying to make the character more positive (smiling and what not). That tells me they weren't trying to be racist but actively trying not to portray a minority in a negative light.

We're literally at the point where there's no winning. You need to cast minorities but if you try to do anything, even if it's to try and not offend people or stay in line with the source material and it's racist. And now you can't even cast a white character with a white actor 🙄
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