Former Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb Accused of Anti-Asian Racism on Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Set

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The name Jeph Loeb might not ring any bells for you, but the former head of Marvel TV has probably been involved with something you’ve seen. For example, he co-wrote the movie Teen Wolf, you know, the film where Marty McFly‘s best friend asks him if he’s a “f*g.” Hard to believe someone could accuse him of having hate in his heart.

That’s just what happened though, as Deadline reports Peter Shinkoda, who played Nobu in the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil, accused Loeb of racism, specifically cutting plots about the Asian characters in Daredevil, allegedly telling the writers, “Nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people. There were three previous Marvel movies, a trilogy called Blade that was made where Wesley Snipes killed 200 Asians each movie. Nobody gives a sh*t so don’t write about Nobu and Gao.”

This is not super surprising to me given that the Hollywood conventional wisdom is that Asian-Americans are not a big enough group to program to, which is why there have been two network sitcoms about Asian-American families in the history of American television. You also can’t get Netflix in China, which is the only part of Asia TV execs ever think of.

The other reason I’m not surprised by this is Jeph Loeb sucks and everyone hates him. Just last week Cosmic Book News had a story from a source inside Marvel who has had good information in the past and he had this to say about Loeb:

Jeph Loeb is not extremely well liked in Hollywood. He’s difficult to work with, and not a team player. I don’t know if there was a falling out, but like SO MANY CONTENT EXECS, Feige is a control freak who brings people to the table he wants to work with.

What a shock.

Loeb actually was a good comic book writer once upon a time Who did some really good work with Tim Sale like Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue.

Just remember this story when you see a sports team putting Black Lives Matter on the field or court or you see the overly-long national anthem celebrations with the military or some TV exec tells you how important diversity is to them. It’s not important to them. They will tell you how very important diversity is to your face because it’s good PR and then go and tell their writers’ room not to write stories for Asian characters because no one cares.

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2 years ago

Don’t remember Blade killing asians. I think someone is exaggerating and distracting from their point in the process.

Bob Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  ruprecht

I think Jeph was the one who claimed that