Michael B. Jordan Responds to His ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting Controversy

23 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Michael B. Jordan Blasts Racist Internet Trolls Who Criticize His Fantastic Four Casting!.

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.Michael Bae Jordan is not here for the haters who have been trolling him online due to him being cast as The Human Torch in the upcoming Fantastic Four flick.

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? 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.

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. 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. 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.

It’s okay to like it.” Khloé Kardashian and former Lakers player were spotted arriving separately for a late dinner date together at Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks, Calif., last night around 11:45 p.m. (gotta love that fourth meal), and were reportedly dining at the popular Mexican restaurant until 1:30 a.m. Their outing instantly sparks questions as to whether or not there’s a romantic relationship brewing between the two stars, but when asked if the twosome are dating by a paparazzo, Fox responded, “Khloé’s a good friend.” The 30-year-old E! star has famously been on-and-off with rapper French Montana following her highly publicized divorce to fellow former Laker player Lamar Odom. In fact, she said, she finds it “awkward” when people ask about the status of their romance. “I don’t know what to say any more, because people go up and down in relationships. You aren’t just following dreams, you’re reaching for your destiny.” “Now that you’ve made your choice—or, rather, succumbed to it—your path is clear,” he continued. “Not easy, but clear. Big deal! “Rejection might sting, but my feeling is that often, it has very little to do with you,” De Niro continued. “When you’re auditioning or pitching, the director or producer or investor may have someone different in mind, that’s just how it is.

It seems the director is always right.” “You’re not responsible for the entire job, but your part in it,” he added. “You will put your everything into everything you do. Whether you’re working for Federico Fellini or Martin Scorsese, your commitment and your process will be the same.” “Did you get straight A’s in school?” he inquired rhetorically. “If you did, good for you, congratulations.

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