Debate fuels my Fire
I wasn't trying to actually make a point here, I was just legit curious as I know little on dark elf mythology. As I assume the casual blockbuster audience will.To my knowledge, the dark elves of Scandnavian mythology weren't evel dark-skined. That's a Gygax thing as far as I know.
Unrelated, I really don't know why this is being debated. Obviously if drow are put in as villains, and are given a foreign accent, the casual blockbuster audience is going to connect it to blackface.
Even if you think that criticism is misplaced, it's probably a lot better for the health of a budding film franchise to sidestep a potential controversy like that? I mean seriously, if I was a film exec, putting an evil dark-skinned race in my new film property is a ticking time bomb that I'd be a complete fool to approve.