“Just because the character was blonde and white in the comic book.* That doesn’t matter. That’s not what [that character] is about.”
"There’s so many beautiful cultures everywhere," he added, "I think you should use them."
Link at http://gatesofvienna.net/2016/07/gates-of-vienna-news-feed-7212016/#more-40374
*Comic book? That’s your source for Viking history? Tell you what. You want diversity, get some white actor to play Frederick Douglass, or maybe a white dude as Chicken George or even Kunta Kinte in the next remake of Roots.