We recently got a chance to speak with Carlos Mancia and he revealed that he is working hard to bring Beaner Man, one of the characters from his show Mind of Mencia show, to the big screen. Here is what he had to say about it:

Carlos Mencia: Black people are a part of American culture. When they make movies with multiple cast members, and I'll use X-Men as an example, if there wasn't a black person in that film, someone in a production meeting would say, "You know we need to put an African-American in there. We can't have a bunch of white people running around with special powers." Yet, if you look at X-Men, you'll see that there are blacks, whites, Asians, middle easterns, others. There's not one Mexican X-Man. And so that makes me understand that whoever made that movie doesn't deem it necessary to put one guy like me in it, because they don't feel that I am an integrate part of America. They don't feel it needs to be reflected in this movie. I go, "Okay, I see that. I get it."

Have you thought about creating your own superhero?

Carlos Mencia: I did.

On your show, but I mean in an actual movie?

Carlos Mencia: We might actually do it into a movie. Wink, wink, it was called Beaner Man. The point of that was that we don't have any superheroes. So I created a superhero called Beaner Man, and Mario Lopez played my archenemy, and his name was Dirty Sanchez. We did this whole thing, and it was awesome, man. I might actually turn that character into something real. But it came from me going, "Wait a minute. Where is my superhero? Where's the superhero for little kids that are like me?" We called him Beaner Man, because that's funny. But I see the need for it. But, yeah, man. That is something that I have put a lot of consideration into. That is something that I am seriously gearing up to do. I have done it on the TV show, and now I have people in the movie industry who are going, "We should actually do that up as a movie." I am going to write that up. It might be fun.

Carlos' latest film The Heartbreak Kid opens this Friday on October 5th, 2007.

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B. Alan Orange