Maria in the comics
She may have been a white Russian woman at some points, and the cartoon did darken her noticeably, but in Civil War and Secret Invasion, the comic events where she played a pivotal role, she looks a hell of a lot like a light-skinned WoC to me.
And given that sometimes she’s white and sometimes she’s not, and that there was a full cast almost wholly consisting of white guys, would it have killed them to go the ‘not’ route?
Word. You know who would have been an awesome Maria Hill? Michelle Rodriguez.
Yeah, that made me raise a brow. Before they said her name I kept thinking “Please don’t be Maria Hill” though she obviously was. It’s like… no one can make a movie anymore without being sexist or racist in some manner.