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‘Fantastic Four’ 2015 Cast Member Michael B. Jordan Responds To Racial Backlash.

is calling out the haters once and for all. 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.

20th Century Fox’s upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot has been dogged with rumours, suspicions and often contempt from fans since before the film even went into production. Jordan, who will play Johnny Storm—aka The Human Torch—in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, is firing back at online commenters who did not think he looked the part because he is black and the character has blond hair and blue eyes in the comic book. 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.

While much of this was down to concerns about the new direction to the much-loved Marvel comic characters said to be taken by director Josh Trank, the most contentious and frequently discussed issue has been the casting of Michael B Jordan – co-star of Trank’s previous film ‘Chronicle’ and, not for nothing, a black man – in the role of the traditionally white superhero Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. The Parenthood alum — who received praise for his work in the 2013 award-winning drama Fruitvale Station — plays Johnny Storm in the action sci-fi, which is a caucasian and blue-eyed character in the original Marvel comic books. “I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying.

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. Jordan has spoken on the matter many times, but now, on the eve of the film’s release, he has given what would seem to be his final, definitive word on the matter in an editorial for Entertainment Weekly. 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. They missed the blonde-haired, blue-eyed version of Johnny that Chris Evans portrayed a full decade ago (and has existed in the comics since the 1960s).

They must be doing it because Obama’s president’ and ‘It’s not true to the comic.’ Or even, ‘They’ve destroyed it!'” Jordan, 28, wrote. “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.'” He continued: “To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer. I’m okay with this,” who am I to go against that?“ “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.

That’s the message of the movie, if people can just allow themselves to see it. “Sometimes you have to be the person who stands up and says, “I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. Apparently, the racial acknowledgement was so widespread that it finally prompted Jordan to respond to critics of his casting as the legendary superhero. I’ll take the brunt for the next couple of generations.” I put that responsibility on myself. “People are always going to see each other in terms of race, but maybe in the future we won’t talk about it as much.

It’s okay to like it.” With Saturday Night Live on hiatus for the summer, —who at 21 is the youngest member of the current cast—spent last night watching the first two movies and live-tweeting his foul-mouthed appreciation for the Boy Who Lived throughout. He may have intended to watch more than two of the movies (he at one point during the night revealed he had read the first four books but stopped when the movies came out), but ultimately gave in to the need to sleep. 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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