Alrighty, time for my input, because it's more important than anyone else's XD. This move was obviously to fulfill diversity checkboxes. It really has nothing to do with acting talent, just because that's how Hollywood works nowadays. As fans of an IP, there's no problem in taking issue with changes that are made that don't further or enhance the story, and is purely changed for social/political clout. Say what you will, but it's already proof the show is off to a bad start, because it's proof they're willing to insert politics into the show that weren't in the game. Maybe they'll start using Umbrella and it's power as a way of making points about "the evils of capitalism." Rather than just making a scary, horror/sci-fi TV show for fans, they're going to use a big name to spread an agenda. That's how it looks...plain and simple. But, it also shows they don't respect the characters enough to not change them. No good has come, in recent history at least, from changing beloved flag-ship characters, when they've been taken to live action. Characters that are relatively unknown, like the Guardians of the Galaxy? Sure. There's more leeway there. But Jill is arguably the most famous of the female cast members in RE, and is an OG. She's been there since the beginning. And it doesn't matter if you've been playing the game since Day 1, REmake, or even RE5, she's always had a distinct look. Changing that, even if it ISN'T for a social/political reason (which again, it is, but hypothetically let's say it wasn't) is a slap in the face to fans, because it shows you are making a product FOR said fans, but don't ultimately care about what they think or want. If you were, you'd be keeping true to the source material. No fan is out there like, "Aargh! They made Jill black! I hate it because black people are inferior!" No lol...That isn't happening...fans react negatively because there are changes being made to something they love, for no good or valid reason, and it sets a bad precedent. As much as someone may say "I don't care if *insert character here* is white or black," they're lying on SOME level. If someone is a huge fan of Spider-Man, and they unveiled in the new Spider-Man movie the bad guy is gonna be Green Goblin, and then you see Norman Osbourne is a 5 foot Mexican female...You're gonna wince and shake your head, wondering what they were thinking, no matter how progressive thinking you are. At the end of the day, that's not the character.