I've been an obsessive Marvel comics collector since I was eleven years old (Over twenty years) and absolutely hate it when characters are changed when they get cast in live action, even minor characters. Obviously I'm looking forward to the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie but after I saw who had been cast in the film I realized not one character from the comics is as they are in the source material. Peter is obviously still a teen, Aunt May is a similar age to Tony Stark which negates a huge aspect of Pete's origin story (Worrying about the health of his elderly aunt and how they'll pay the household bills) the Tinkerer and Vulture are not elderly, the Shocker (A man named Herman Schultz) is black and Flash Thompson the school sporting hero who's most known for bullying Peter is being played by a skinny Asian kid. My main question I suppose is why? why make a movie based on something already so established and knowing it has a good sized existing loyal fan-base only to change every single character they use. Instead of focusing on telling a truly great story their primary concern seems to be showing how diverse they can be when it comes to casting.
I realize this comment turned into a rant, I promise that wasn't by intention and I apologize for that but I've loved Marvel since I was a child so when I learn that characters I grew up reading and are still a huge part of my life will appear in TV shows/movies I want to see those characters and I want the wishes of long term loyal fans like myself not to be ignored or just dismissed. I suppose that's why I'm so opposed to Idris Elba being Bond because even though I'm a fan of the actor I understand what being a fan-boy is so I sympathize with the Bond fans who don't want their beloved character changed.
Have a good weekend.