Almost Like a Surreal Marvel Comic Book Title: "What If a Black Sif?"
Longtime listeners of Afronerd Radio are keenly aware that the "jury is always out" when it comes to cross-racial casting relating to beloved comic book characters that are fortunate enough to get cinematic interpretations. On one end of the spectrum, there are die-hard fans that desire an almost exact translation of their fantasy heroes on screen and conversely, you have open minded supporters that are more welcoming of a fresh interpretation of characters that are oftentimes decades old (and White). According to Hitfix.com, there were concept designs depicting a Black Lady Sif for 2011's Thor which obviously fell somewhere on the artist's cutting room floor never to be used again-perchance to dream. Here's an excerpt from the aforementioned Hitflix.com piece: