While both films are considered horror movies, they are considered black films, as well, due to the cast Peele uses, and he doesn't intend to buck this trend because he feels those kinds of movies with white leads have been done to death.
"I don't see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie. Not that I don't like white dudes," he said at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in East Hollywood. "But I've seen that movie."
"It really is one of the best greatest pieces of this story, feeling like we are in this time [where] a renaissance has happened and proven the myths about representation in the industry are false," he added.
Peele made it clear that the opportunity to bring black people to a mainstream audience was simply one that he had to maximize because diversity wasn't prevalent in Hollywood in the past. "The way I look at it. I get to cast black people in my movies," he said. "I feel fortunate to be in this position where I can say to Universal, 'I want to make a $20 million horror movie with a black family.' And they say yes."
Once again we have one of those cases that if any director was saying he wouldn't hire someone based on gender, color, religion, etc we would have had severe backlash. That is, if the target of the segregation weren't white male.
Don't know when they think doing more segregation will solve current one or diminish prejudice.Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 27 March 2019
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"