‘Fantastic Four’ Star Michael B. Jordan on Black Human Torch Backlash: ‘It Used …

23 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Cast: Posters Focus On Jaime Bell As The Thing.

You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. Early glimpses at Josh Trank’s reboot of the Marvel property Fantastic Four have made the movie look more grounded and realistic than its comic book source material, but a new ad demonstrates the team’s powers in all their glory — and confirms that at least one of the comic book’s code names has made it into the movie intact.

The actor finally fires back at the “trolls on the internet” who complained a black man playing a white superhero is not true to the source material Michael B. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. Jordan was initially bothered by angry internet “trolls” upset by Fox’s decision to cast a black actor to play Marvel superhero Human Torch in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot, but he’s over it now. Jordan (Chronicle) as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch has been released by 20th Century Fox, via an article Jordan penned for Entertainment Weekly addressing the negative comments regarding his casting.

Jordan) and Reed Richards (Miles Teller) using their powers to date, it also confirms that, yes, Ben Grimm is really going to end up with the awkward name “the Thing” in the movie as well. The actor recently spoke to AOL about taking on the role of Ben Grimm in the film and how difficult it was to shake the pressure from comic book fans. “I’m hugely excited, it’s a huge responsibility,” Bell told AOL. “It’s a very kind of a beloved property.

Interestingly enough, Johnny, Reed and Sue Storm aren’t given their own comic book names in the ad, raising the issue of whether we’ll get to hear the words “Mr. Here’s an excerpt: This is a family movie about four friends—two of whom are myself and Kate Mara as my adopted sister—who are brought together by a series of unfortunate events to create unity and a team. But “Fantastic Four” hits theaters on Aug. 7, which perhaps explains why Jordan has waited so long to address fans of the franchise focusing on the color of his skin. You can check it out below, followed by the official synopsis for the film: FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways.

I haven’t seen the film yet, but I’m very excited to see it.” Bell added he received pointers from actor Andy Serkis for his motion capture performance as The Thing. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Serkis is known for his brilliant mo-cap performances as Smegal in The Lord of the Ring, and offered Bell some advice about the immersive techniques needed to bring the character to life. Despite rumors that Josh Trank’s film might not be up to par, at least we can say that everyone’s powers seem to be fine after looking at this footage.

Since she wasn’t featured as heavily as the others, I’m a little curious about the Invisible Woman’s powers because she can do a lot of crazy things with her force fields and such. Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of “Black Film.” Or they could look at it as a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an interracial relationship himself—a reflection of what a modern family looks like today. But otherwise, the Human Torch, the Thing, and Mister Fantastic are pretty much what any True Believer would expect, at least in the powers department.

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