Wednesday’s Gomez Addams Casting Controversy Explained – Is He Accurate?

Luis Guzmán stars as Gomez Addams in Tim Burton’s Wednesday series, but whether the actor’s appearance is an accurate look for the role is a source of contention. After debuting in a 1938 New Yorker cartoon, the Addams Family characters rose to popularity through a 1960s black-and-white sitcom.

Why Gomez’s Casting Is Perfect For Wednesday

Outside of Luis Guzmán simply being a brilliant casting choice, Wednesday’s Gomez Addams appearing with a physically different characterization from the previous actors is a great way for Tim Burton’s Addams Family show to avoid incessant comparisons to past live-action adaptations. Burton isn’t trying to make his own version of the 1990s duology, and distinct casting choices do better to get this point across to audiences. By using the original cartoons as inspiration for the character designs, Burton’s Wednesday offers a brand-new yet still familiar take on the beloved Addams Family characters that live-action adaptations have yet to depict.

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