Quit your whining! I'm Hispanic and you don't hear me say, "Why aren't there any Hispanic characters?" Go see a Tyler Perry movie if you want to see black actors and actresses.
@TheSwordsman: Can you think of many original or famous black X-men apart from Bishop? What a silly thing to focus on because there are so few anyway.
X-men/mutants are metaphors for black Americans with Magneto being representative of Malcom X' and his ideology and Professor X's as a representation of Martin Luther King Jr and his. It is reprehensible for their not to be more black interesting mutants, or any other ethnicities for that matter.
Are you seriously going to use the fact that comic teams typically lack diversity as a defense against movies about comics not having enough diversity? So there is blatant bigotry in comics: ok, so lets continue with that self-same bigotry in the movies. Why do anything even remotely responsible to try and change that.
There aren't many famous black x-men because they aren't created or they are not written well or given enough positive exposure or they have lame powers and names and costumes..And, yeah, that guy in X-men first class, the one who could generate tornadoes, yeah he was really famous, that's why they had him in the movie. Can't remember his name though or remember reading about him in, like, anything, but, yeah, he is a really famous character.
I guarantee you that if the situations were reversed and there were very few white superheroes and most superheroe movies had no white superheroes or one token white hero you would be upset. You may lie and say you wouldn't be but you would. You simply lack any sort of empathy for anyone else, much in the way a psychopath does.