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Petition to Kevin Feige, Marvel, Alan Horn, Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy, Walt Disney

Marvel Studios, Give the Latino community a live action superhero movie too!

 While I’m completely elated for the black community on having this defining milestone with the revolutionary movie Black Panther, it also completely saddens me because it forces you to open your eyes on the other minorities being left behind and completely overlooked. Specifically for me, the Latino community. It saddens me that my kids and all the other kids in the Latino community do not have a superhero they can identify with in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We have only been constantly represented as dirty,lazy, gang-bangers/criminals, cleaners, and landscapers by Hollywood for lack of roles. That’s just not all of the Latino community. Unfortunately the heroes that are hispanic have always been white washed and/or casted by white actors or always just sidekicks to the sidekicks in Hollywood movies. I don’t want to take any of the positivity that Black Panther is creating because it truly is pathing the way for other minority communities to be heard. Our kids deserve to believe they can save the world, go on exciting adventures or accomplish the impossible too. We need a new live action superhero movie that illustrates a latino person that’s out there doing something positively amazing, something that they can look up to regardless of what society has prematurely branded them. We need something to give our kids something to look up to and say “hey maybe we can do something more than what we see around us.” Give the Latino community a live action Latino Superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not just another supporting role!   Aunque estoy completamente eufórico por la comunidad negra por tener este hito decisivo con la revolucionaria película Black Panther, también me entristece por completo porque te obliga a abrir los ojos a las otras minorías que quedan atrás y que pasan por alto por completo. Específicamente para mí, la comunidad latina. Me entristece que mis hijos y todos los demás niños de la comunidad latina no tengan un superhéroe con el que puedan identificarse en el universo cinematográfico de Marvel. Solo nos han representado constantemente como holgazanes, holgazanes, delincuentes, limpiadores y jardineros pandilleros por Hollywood por falta de roles. Eso no es solo toda la comunidad latina. Desafortunadamente, los héroes que son hispanos siempre han sido blanqueados y / o lanzados por actores blancos o siempre solo como compinches con los compinches de las películas de Hollywood. No quiero tomar ninguna de las cosas positivas que Black Panther está creando porque realmente está allanando el camino para que se escuche a otras comunidades minoritarias. Nuestros niños merecen creer que pueden salvar el mundo, seguir emocionantes aventuras o lograr lo imposible también. Necesitamos una nueva película de superhéroes de acción en vivo que ilustre a una persona latina que está haciendo algo increíblemente positivo, algo que puedan admirar independientemente de lo que la sociedad les haya calificado prematuramente. Necesitamos algo para darles a nuestros hijos algo que admirar y decir "ojalá podamos hacer algo más de lo que vemos a nuestro alrededor". Dele a la comunidad latina una película de Superhéroes latinos en acción en el Universo cinematográfico Marvel, no solo otro apoyo ¡papel!

April Villada
6 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Netflix, NBC, FOX Broadcasting Company, Hulu

Bring Back Sliders

It's been years since the finale of the scifi series Sliders. But a new beginning could close the book to a job unfinished. Those first two seasons had the perfect blend of adventure, fiction and comedy. It was the 90s, it was a time where things were indeed more simple and less complicated. There’s no question that it was the golden era for science fiction on television. Any and every 90s show seems to be getting the nod for a reboot. Whether it be Full House, or the X-Files there’s something missing and it’s Sliders. There’s one supreme advantage that Sliders has over these other shows. It’s the literal unlimited possibilities writers could create for parallel worlds. And I’m afraid that your studio, Universal Studios, fails to see this as an advantage. Jerry O’Connell once said that’s why he loves Sliders so much because “its not like other televisions shows where you’re stuck in a emergency room every episode or you’re stuck in police precinct. It’s a different show every week.” The possibilities are indeed endless with different dimensions. The man to get the job done for a miniseries would be Sliders co-creator Tracy Tormé who has won the hearts and minds of a cult scifi generation. When Slidecage interviewed Jerry O’Connell and talked about a possible reprise he mentioned that Tormé is the boss. And rightly so. He would be the one who has seen what has worked and what hasn’t in his time working on Sliders. His experience with writing and negotiating in a day and age where the parallel universe concept is becoming more widely known is key to success. If you’re truly connected to a story and characters of a science fiction medium you want to know the whole story, not a new one. What would “Back to the Future” be without Michael J. Fox? Or “Indiana Jones” without Harrison Ford? There are many fans here and abroad waiting, hoping, believing that a return will happen. That’s not to say a series reinvention is out of the question, but capping off a cliffhanger story is more important. Obviously it wouldn’t be an easy feat to explain a resolution to the chaos that ensued over two and a half seasons. Trying to tell a new story to new viewers and old diehard fans would require a delicate and precise balancing act.  A theatrical movie would be out of the question. The average movie length is two hours which would likely not give enough time to wrap up the past and give us more action beyond that. A continuation with a new season six could end up in disaster with cast changes or even cancellation without a resolution yet again. It would seem the only viable option is a miniseries that could not only give enough screen time but allow a set finale that would leave everyone happy. Finally at that point, a reinvention or next generation would seem appropriate. Sliders went through a lot in five seasons. Actors left the show, plots drastically changed at times, and the series ended on a cliffhanger. Nevertheless Sliders still had very high ratings and kept continuity in it’s fifth and final season. Many would call the Sliders story a train wreck that could never be put back together. If Universal Studios leaves it a mess, its essentially a cheap shot to it’s fans. Let me explain. Co-Creator Tracy Tormé saw the need for viewers to be “in the know” about cliffhangers from one season to the next. The season one finale told the story about Quinn getting shot and the FOX Network felt no explantation was needed to show Quinn on his feet in the season two premiere episode. Essentially as Tormé puts it FOX wanted to “alienate the audience” and tell them you don’t matter, nor does the story. We do matter and we’re here to tell you that. Most of us would be delighted to see the original fantastic four return. Jerry O’Connell would definitely be interested with Tormé at the helm and I can’t help but feel Cleavant Derricks would be on board, especially after outlasting every other original cast member through its five year run. Obviously John Rhys-Davies and Sabrina Lloyd may be in question. Rhys-Davies had a difficult departure from the series to say the least, and Lloyd is overseas. Deep down Quinn, Rembrandt, Wade and the Professor are the bread and butter. And everyone knows it. Sliders doesn’t need to grow mature. Growing up in the 90s, Sliders was a relatively moral television series. Whether it be the violence of “The Walking Dead” or the sexual obsession in “Game of Thrones”, television shows today are pushing violent and sexual boundaries to the extreme. Sliders is something that was fun, comedic and adventurous in a wholesome way. If you have a good story there’s really no need for sexualizing and creating graphic violent scenes. Networks have really taken what was sparsely seen in the 90s and used it exponentially today for ratings. It’d be great to see the kids growing up today to experience such a show as we did in the 90s. Adventurous. Fun. Clean. Yet smart. Time is of essence. The prolific actor John Rhys-Davies is getting up in age along with the Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks. Why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to bring back a show with John Rhys-Davies? The man has been a staple in blockbuster movie franchises such as “Indiana Jones”, “Lord of the Rings” and even “007”. It would only take time to tie up a loose end that co-creator Tracy Tormé was never able to finish and thats the wrong Arturo who slid with the Sliders after the episode “Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome”.  The existence of countless Sliders fan websites, fan fiction, it’s success on Netflix and presence in pop culture is still strong. Reviving the show to it’s roots with the original actors would be a television success with Tracy Tormé. It only takes a bit of research to discover how embedded Sliders is in the hearts and minds of TV fanatics. We haven’t forgotten. Take a look. ‘Haven’t you seen? Heard? Haven’t you looked around? Hasn’t any of this affected you at all? The universe has no conscience. So we have to.’ Don’t blow it. Thomas Birchfield www.slidecage.com, info@slidecage.com

Thomas Birchfield
1,461 supporters