Hi everyone, Spartan here with Site Poll 106, and it's not good news.
Looking back at the last poll, 105, there was quite a bit of hope left for this community. It's always great to see you guys and the passion that remains for this site. But speaking of hope, we're gonna need a lot of it for what's to come in this poll post...
Will 343 correct the canon-breaking?
There's a lot wrong here, and it's disappointing because I had strong hopes for this series after hearing about how they'd stick to canon and appreciate it. Lets get into it briefly:
1. Jacob and Miranda Keyes have changed ethnicity. No, this has nothing to do with the actors/actresses. I don't know who they are or how good they are, nor do I care, as it's irrelevant. Canon is being broken in a huge way here. Jacob would have been around for two decades if this show airs in 2021, you really shouldn't disrespect the origin of two pivotal individuals like that. Cast them for another role, or (if possible) remove them from the casting. You cannot expect anyone to believe such a drastic change in appearance is natural, this is truly offending especially after being told the canon would be stuck to, yet the most basic of things is apparently not being appreciated here.
2. The roles of Jacob and his daughter. Unless this was set right before Reach, Jacob Keyes was not a Captain, get the rank right. And what, is Miranda a scientist now? Get real. Also, no, Catherine and Jacob were never married, she is not his ex-wife.
3. The Covenant wouldn't even be able to grasp the concept of raising a human, Makee would have been slaughtered like the rest. The Covenant didn't even take prisoners, unless for torture or interrogation, no one would raise a human child.
These are the main points, though I'm sure there may have been one or two other things, this is just what stands out the most. Lets leave Halo untouched by Hollywood diversity, keep it real, the way it has always been.
I personally wouldn't mind if this series is delayed indefinitely, just get it right. Infinite is looking to come out 5 years after H5, and we're mostly ok with that, because as long as it gets done right then please, take all the time needed. Some people have already given up on the show, but there's still potential for corrections to be made. Halo has one strong theme: hope.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.