Why Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Replaced An Asian Man With A White Woman
A writer for the 'Doctor Strange' film explains why Marvel cast actress Tilda Swinton to play a character who's an elderly Asian male in the comics.By Calvin Stovall | April 28, 2016
Comic book fans have been buzzing about Marvel's next blockbuster since the teaser debuted in mid April.
But this question keeps popping up: Why is the Ancient One, who's usually portrayed in comics as an elderly Asian man, being played by European woman Tilda Swinton?
"The social justice warriors were gonna get mad at us for something this week. ... There was no way to avoid it," writer C. Robert Cargill said.