Michael B. Jordan Fires Back at ”Internet Trolls” Who Are Angry Over His …

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Fantastic Four’s Michael B. Jordan Addresses Internet Trolls In Heartfelt Letter.

Sure, could just ignore all of the negative comments thrown around over his Fantastic Four casting, he could put them in their place by writing a perfectly put-together piece that addresses and shuts down their criticism. 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 28-year-old actor wrote a response to “Internet trolls, which was published by Entertainment Weekly, and began by putting the elephant in the room out into the open—a black actor is playing the role of a blond-haired, blue-eyed character in the comic book. “I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying,” he wrote. “Turns out this is what they were saying: ‘A black guy?

Jordan as the Human Torch in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four was something that angered a vocal section of fandom, who wanted to see a cinematic Torch as white as the original comic book character. 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 blasted “internet trolls” who criticized his casting in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. “You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero.

In a new essay, Jordan responds to the outcry, advising those upset to take a look around. “It used to bother me, but it doesn’t anymore,” Jordan writes in Entertainment Weekly of the response to his casting. “I can see everybody’s perspective, and I know I can’t ask the audience to forget 50 years of comic books. 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.

But the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961.” Noting that there are some who’ll see his casting as “political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota,” Jordan suggested instead that it’s “a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an interracial relationship himself [and] a reflection of what a modern family looks like today.” The new Fantastic Four movie, he went on, 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.” The actor characterized himself as “the person who stands up and says, ‘I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. 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.

A lot of anger has been vented, and now Jordan has responded with a heartfelt letter to all the haters. is only a few months away, so this has been going on all throughout preproduction, filming, and the marketing build up. In the early 2000’s, Marvel relaunched the property in the Ultimate Fantastic Four, which modernized their origin story and set it during the early years of the group in an effort to bring a new generation of fans into the fold. While the comic wasn’t a huge success, it did present the Four in a different light and showed that there could be more creative takes on the quartet in the future. Johnny, the brother of Sue Storm aka the Invisible Woman, is characterized by being a cocky daredevil, who is heroic, yet does not shy away from the limelight.

And just understand this is the world we live in.” In the 2005 Fantastic Four film, Kerry Washington played The Thing’s girlfriend Alicia Masters, who is white in the source material. Maybe, if I set an example, Hollywood will start considering more people of color in other prominent roles, and maybe we can reach the people who are stuck in the mindset that “it has to be true to the comic book.” Or maybe we have to reach past them. Traditionally, Sue and Johnny Storm are siblings—you probably guessed that from the surname—and in this interpretation of the comics, they share the same bond, though it is adoptive rather than biological in nature. Especially since most of these characters were created in an era, where it would have been taboo and flat out unacceptable to have a person of color, to be portrayed as “super.” The controversy is a remnant of America’s ugly past (and apparently its present as well) and it seems that Jordan is acutely aware of the significance of his role.

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