Racial appropriation of European mythology continues. The latest Robin Hood film features Jamie Foxx as a negro version of the character Little John. Robin is portrayed as a fumbling, feckless white boy until the “based negro” shows him how to fight and steal things properly.
This theme of inept European folk heroes learning how to be true warriors from sturdy brown people may sound familiar. We saw the same thing in the last revamp of King Arthur, where Arthur was taught to fight by a bunch of Chinamen.
It should come as no surprise that some of the same people were involved in each project, in particular, the screenwriter Joby Harold.
I haven’t been able to determine for certain whether Joby Harold is Jewish but the name definitely has that suspicious Hebrew air.