>Jungle Book live action adaption
>Changing Kaa's gender from male to female because the original film was a little male-heavy according to the director
>Ignoring the fact that Kaa was always male and not only in the old, animated adaption from Disney
What's next: a Lion King live action adaption with Simba as a lesbian lioness?
>Kaa's chief characteristic is being seductive
>change to a woman to be more seductive
Scarjo's voice is all wrong but I have no problem with that change, it ultimately doesn't matter.
A good adaptation should strive to change things from the source material anyway. If you want the original story read the book
changing it because the change would make it better or put your own touch on it is ok. Putting women and black people in for the sole purpose of putting women and black people and then saying that's why you did it in is annoying
It has less to do with feminists and more star power. Kaa is the only one you really could change to a girl. Baloo and Baghera are the dual father figures, Shere Khan is meant to be naturally intimidating, the Elephant is an old patriarch, and making Mowgli a girl is way too radical. So they change Kaa, a role whose gender doesn't matter in the slightest, and they can add a star actress to the bill
They obviously want kids to want to fuck that snake. Female snakes are usually bigger anyway which is more menacing, but I don't think they care as much about that as the kids fucking snakes thing.
Kaa was a good guy in the book too, so it's not like the original Disney movie didn't get things wrong. In fact, why is Disney making another live action Jungle Book movie when they had already made one? Why not do one that's a real faithful adaption of the book?
Disney's jungle book is about a boy who looks up to strange men (that happen to be animals) and how it's dangerous for him to be among them. Kinda messes it up if Khan is a woman.
But I don't give a fuck, I'll watch the Disney animated version instead.