I know a lot of people are bugged that Elizabeth Olsen was cast as the Scarlet Witch because she’s white, but I think everyone needs to give it a rest. I really don’t think anybody threw much of a fit when Jessica Alba, an actress of Hispanic descent was cast as Susan Storm. I’m pretty sure Sue is as white as you can get.
The cinematic universe is going to take artistic liberties where they want. And to be honest, the comics don’t portray Wanda as being a woman of color any better than the movies will. In fact I’m pretty sure she gets more and more pale every time I see her.
I’m not saying that these liberties are right by any means. I think it would have been awesome to see someone with a more olive complexion be cast as our Jewish-Romani heroine. Diversity is a wonderful thing that media definitely needs to utilize more, but it’s not going to happen just because you whine about it on your blog.
If you want to see change, be the change. That’s just my two cents though.