‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot May Cast ‘Chronicle’ Actor Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch

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There are few ways to poke that proverbial bear with greater effectiveness than to argue that increasing the diversity of casting in superhero movies is a good thing; not to mention, necessary, to reflect the growing fanbase of superhero and comic book movies, which continues to break down the barriers of race and gender (case in point: just ask Tumblr how many women love Tony Stark and Loki).

It’s one thing to fill a traditional African-American character role such as Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie – or to consider an up and coming black actor to portray the African prince Black Panther onscreen – but go and cast Oscar-winnier Jamie Foxx to play Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2 and, well… you can just sit back and watch the fighting begin.

It’s time to revisit that discussion, with the latest casting update for the Fantastic Four movie reboot. According to insiders, 20th Century Fox and the film’s director, Josh Trank, are looking at Michael B. Jordan – who played one of the three leads in Trank’s breakout Chronicle - to portray Johnny Storm, a.k.a. Human Torch.

The Wrap says its received this tipoff from “numerous individuals familiar with the project,” and Jordan’s chances of landing the Human Torch role depend partly on how much chemistry he has with other actors in consideration. We learned earlier this week that Allison Williams (Girls) is shortlisted to play Susan Storm, a.k.a. the Invisible Woman, in the superhero flick; however, Jordan is reported to have had several meetings with studio executives over the past week (meaning, he may be a more serious candidate to sign on, for the time being).

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Chris Evans, who now plays Steve Rogers/Captain America in the Marvel Universe, portrayed Johnny Storm in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie adaptation; indeed, the character has traditionally been portrayed as a caucasian man in the comic books, which begs the question: Is the casting of Jordan appropriate and respectful to the series lineage?

We say yes, for a few reasons:

  • Johnny Storm/Human Torch is characterized by a hotshot attitude, charisma and anti-authority tendencies (not by his race). Jordan has proven more than capable of handling those demands, with his performance in Chronicle and on the television series Friday Night Lights, among other projects.
  • The personal obstacles faced by the Fantastic Four – Reed Richards, Johnny and Susan Storm, and Ben Grimm – are very much universal, as opposed to being restricted to people of a certain ethnic background.
  • Fantastic Four is about a group of superheroes who struggle to work together as a family, despite their differences in personalities. Hence, the series has always been about diversity (thematically), so it is fitting that casting should reflect that.

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Similarly, there’s no reason why Williams and Jordan cannot play brother and sister in the Fantastic Four franchise reboot, just because of the differences in race; after all, there’s nothing to prevent the characters from being the children of a biracial couple (welcome to the 21st century, folks). More importantly, both are hot acting talents that have previously tackled roles that show they are up to the challenges presented by the Storm siblings.

So again, we see no problem with this acting pair coming aboard on Fantastic Four, anymore than when Foxx joined the Amazing Spider-Man sequel – or Samuel L. Jackson played Nick Fury in the first two Iron Man movies, Captain America or The Avengers – among other examples of comic book characters that changed races during the transition to the big screen.

Of course, you may share you own feelings in the comments section – just keep it civil.

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Fantastic Four is being directed by Josh Trank and produced by Matthew Vaughn (director of Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class), based on a script written by Jeremy Slater and revised by Seth Grahame-Smith.

It will open in U.S. theaters on March 6th, 2015.

Source: The Wrap

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  1. Personally, I do find it disrespectful to both true fans & character creators to “needlessly” change the race of a “major” character. Note the key words. In the case of Kingpin, it was understandable. There was no one big enough who was white to play that role. Michael Clark Duncan did it proud & in turn they change his race in the animated series. Some characters have had

  2. Some characters in the comics have had race changes or there’s an alternate universe out whatever. Nick fury, Firestorm, Green Lantern or who ever, so it’s ok to cast a Black person to play which ever version you want. But to just change race for no other reason when there’s not one in comics or animated shows, especially for a major character is plain wrong.

    • Sorry bro but in Green Lantern there are five of them, Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Alan Scott from earth. John is black and DC recently remade Alan as gay, but the Green Lantern corps is made of different beings, there are no alternate universes, but there is nothing wrong with seeing it first and giving opinions afterwards.

  3. I’m not a racist cause I’m a black man and I have a problem with Jamie fox playing electro. We as black people have plenty of characters to be proud of. Storm & bishop of x-men. Cyborg, Icon, Green Lantern & Firestorm in DC. Black Panther and Falcon of The Avengers. The list goes on. We shouldn’t need to be pacified on the big screen for any reason.

    • Amen to that, bro’. I’m black, but I grew up liking Hal Jordan and Nick Fury of the Howling Commandoes because of the characters they portrayed. Marvel and DC have plenty of Black characters, some heroes, some supporting characters (Lucias Fox, Robbie Roberson & his son). Why go and redesign something that has worked right for years? And I might as well get this out in the open…how would these same Black Johnny Storm supporters feel about Luke Cage being played by Arnold Schwarzenegger???

      • I agree. I’m a black man and an avid comic book fan (especially the FF) and I for one am not that keen on arbitrarily changing the race of well known and beloved characters for the big screen just to fit some social trend. There are far too many untapped black characters especially in the MARVEL universe that need some screen time. Night Thrasher, Black Panther, Luke Cage (Power Man), Battle Star, Deathlok and more…and frankly it’s MORE stereotypical to have Jamie Foxx playing a black character with electrical powers in AS2 than it would have been to just leave Electro a white man.

      • I am black as well but I disagree with you on this issue. I have no problem with Johnny Storm being black because his race is not a large part of his identity. Black characters like Static Shock are black for a specific reason and are usually more culturally grounded in their roots. Being white was kind of a default setting for characters for a number of years and I feel like that is why it is acceptable for it to be altered. In fact I wouldn’t be mad if a black character were portrayed as something other than black if it were done in a manner that didn’t feel like it was taking away from the character or the community.

  4. If I create a white character, it’s because I want them to be white. If I want a black version or a race change, I’ll write a new story line. People follow and grow to love these characters for years. For anyone to say, hey let’s just make this character black, how about we just make that one Chinese, or hey let’s make him native American is freaking ridiculous.

    • That is the most accurate and sane comment I have seen here. It is not a racist thing but a matter of being faithful to the original source material. there are many awesome black characters out there that can be put into cinema, I’d love to see a black panther or Cage movie made.(I hope they don’t make them into white guys lol)

  5. If that’s the case hey why not have Don Cheadle play Batman. How about Angelina Jolie play Storm. They can pull it off. Surely Ray park can pull off Black Panther. I think I’ve made my point. If you have to then you just do like with kingpin but if you don’t, then grow a set of balls and do the right thing. The end. Thanks for listening.

  6. I grew up with the Fantastic Four and to me, they’re all white (or orange, if you must be nitpicking). I see no reason to change that now (no disrespect to Black Americans, I know there are tons of good actors available). I find changing stuff like that smells of someone trying to be politically correct and/or trying to reach a wider demographic (= make more money). I’m sure the studio (Sony/Fox) doesn’t care about the public opinion and only about catching up with the Marvel Studio movies that are being made at the moment (and well made, I might point out). Fox does not seem to be able get the point though: there ARE black superheroes at Marvel. Plenty of them. It just so happens Fox doesn’t have the movie rights to many of them; hence Foxx in Spider-Man and now this. Perhaps Sony/Fox should stop making Marvel movies altogether, because they don’t respect the books all that much in my opinion…

  7. I’m kind of torn about this issue. My gut reaction is to disagree with Michael Jordan’s casting. I had to ponder why that was my reaction. It can’t simply be about Johnny Storm’s race traditionally being portrayed as white. I thought similar situations were spot on. Michael Clark Duncan as Kingpin, he nailed it. Jamie Foxx as Electro…Everything Jamie Foxx does is awesome. No problems there. And of course Sam Jackson as Nick Fury. I really can’t think of anyone else playing him now. So why a problem with Michael Jordan. Think it is because this new Fantastic Four movie is trying too hard to appeal to everyone. It’s not just that they changed the race of Johnny Storm. It’s also that, if you believe the rumors, they are making Reed super young and Doctor Doom a woman. If this was a brand new project without fifty years or so of source material behind it, I wouldn’t care. But to me it just seems like the source material is being completely disregarded in favor of marketing decisions. I remember a similar situation in the 90′s. Todd Macfarlane was casting for the Spawn movie. Spawn’s best buddy Terry, who was black in the comics, was cast as a white guy. This was done because the studio thought there were too many black characters in the movie. They just pitched the source material for reasons based on what they thought was good marketing. It’s the same thing here. That’s what people screaming “continuity” are upset with. It’s not fair to paint people who object to this as racist.

  8. So it’s racist to have Goku played by a white dude, but not racist to have Cash played by a black dude. In fact, it’s apparently racist to object to changing a character’s race, but…also racist to change a character’s race to white?

    Another common argument I hear is that these are all fictional characters, so race shouldn’t matter. Then I suppose it shouldn’t be a big deal if black panther was white, correct?

    Oh, but another argument I’m reading is that black panther’s cultural tie makes race pertinent to his being. Then why is Heimdall black? Considering he is a NORSE God, all of which are of Nordic descent, he shouldn’t be anything but white.

    If the purpose is to bring more minorities into significant roles, then why blacks? Is the amount of black people now considered the barometer for racial diversity among all things? If diversity is the approach, I would be more focused on bringing Asians, Indians, Latinos (for a lack of a better term to describe the indigenous Mexicans and those alike), etc, into primary roles; even the amount of black superheros/villains supersedes all these groups combined, so why not focus on the actual minorities?

    If the purpose is marketing, then why not the Latinos? Their population is going to surpass that of blacks anyways (if they haven’t already), so why not pander-ahem-I mean aim towards a demographic that is currently untapped?

    But as usual, seems more like a politically motivated stunt. Black people have a stronger political presence when it comes to minority issues – if it’s not black, it’s not diverse; if it can’t be black, then it’s probably (absolutely) racist; if you don’t agree, then you’re probably a (white) bigot, if not a racist.

    • Excuse me, Storm, not Cash. Was thinking of someone completely different.

      • This comment is so true, I for one am completely against this, and for starters it is very rare for a biracial couple to conceive one white child and one black one so it’s just going to mess things up ever more, then they will have to explain that in the movie which would cause another problem for the team that was never in the comics. Personally I find this very degrading to human kind in a whole. Casting an African American to play a main role that has always been perceived as white is one thing, but to cast one that even has a sibling in the series.. plus like you said why not another minority race. It’s just ignorant white Americans trying to show that they believe in racial rights in a way that really proves nothing but disgrace to a series that has a large fan base.

  9. It’s all well and good that You have no problem with it, but it just seems stupid. I’ve seen Chronicle and he’s a fine actor and all, but these characters have a limit to their elasticity. Ben Grimm cannot be an Atheist from Canada, he’s a Jew from Yancy st, NYC. Doctor Doom cannot be a woman. Sue Storm cannot be transgender; she has kids later in the series. Dr Reed Richards cannot be something other than a polymath. Johnny Storm being black would subject him to institutionalized racial profiling ala stop and frisk (NYC endemic) whereas it’s canon that he’s beloved by all as an A list celebrity. He’d probably be hunted and shot at by new York’s finest (ala Amadou Diallo) while trying to save people. It would be a howlfest if Falcon, Black Panther, or Luke Cage were suddenly white. Why is the converse not as important?

  10. This. Is. The. Biggest. Pile. Of. b*******. I. Have. Ever. Read. Are you saying there are no good Caucasian actors with “a hotshot attitude, charisma and anti-authority tendencies”? Jordan is a great actor. But this is just plain dumb. Diversity? Sure. Why dont just go ahead and change all the races in Fantastic Four. Honestly changing the race of a character needlessly is just disrespectful to the comics and covering it with s*** like this is making it way worse.

  11. Am I the only one seeing the problem with The Human Torch being black and his sister being white? I mean sure there’s adoption, but this is still a pile of crap that screws with the canon.

  12. If you are going to make him black, you need to make Susan black. If you are going to claim biracial, then the actor playing Susan Storm needs to at least look biracial, of the 2 correct races represented. If you are going to changed the universes make sure the changes make sense… Consider that now as biracial characters they faced different lives then the original characters, so I am just asking that you have their backstory makes sense. Perhaps the Storm’s parents were infertile and started adopting children left and right, thus giving us a white Susan and a Black Johnny, you should toss in an Asian sibling too, Puerto Rican would be good too.

  13. I would like to save my part but it already has been explained perfectly buy Don Kelly and krebs but mostly don Kelly! and in both DC and Marvel Comics there are rarely any Native American superheroes. I am part of a culture that is an endangered part of the human race, not many of us out there anymore. I’m not talking about those who are mixed or part race I am talking of all hundred percent Native Americans. we are few to none compared to those of other races yet I do not see any directors playing any characters of my nationality. this is completely fine with me because the characters that we grew up with are the characters that I love and the race that they are is what they should be except for the few changes that they have made to some characters going from Caucasian to black. when they made these changes with these people they also change them in the comic world and the TV world and gave them a different backstory. this is why people accept it so much more because they were already changed before the movies. something like the Fantastic Four should never be messed with they are very iconic to the 1960′s and70s era being though they were the first of the Marvel comic superheroes as well as Human Torch be in one of the first Super Heroes of timeline comics which was the originator of marvel comics along with Sub Mariner aka namor. if anything is up for change it should be the backstory of Human Torch because he has several but his race should not change and regardless of the century or what year it is it does not matter! even if Sue Storm and Johnny Storm did have parents of Caucasian and black they would then be mixed not one completely Caucasian and one completely black if any story was to be made it would be that Johnny was adopted into the family all this headache is so pointless and stupid just to be a political pleaser or a director who doesn’t want to anger people when your job is to do what the people want and what the people want is for the people and figures that they grew up with loved and shared life with in hopes of either adventuring in a fictional world or using it as an excape from their own reality to be exactly what they read and should look exactly like the read n saw or as close as possible not complete and utter changes I hate when people do this because you have no idea how frustrating it is for the fans who made these comics what they are today its not right to us!

  14. This is utterly retarded and I do mean retarded in the non “pc” type of way. these characters are pure fantasy! Why does race matter if it is fantasy? I can see if you tried to cast Denzel as Johnny Cash or Idris as Ronald Reagan, but a comic book character can be played by anyone the director’s vision sees for the part. I believe Christopher Nolan would make a bad ass “batman world” if Bruce Wayne was black. would it be the dark knight, NO but the dark knight was only that because of the actors cast in the parts. Case and point BATMAN was no Dark Knight. At the end of the day all that matters is the Director and Actor cast in said role have talent.

    • Batman is The Dark Knight, because of his tactics and pain and sense of macabre responsibility to a lost city roaming it’s shadows, it is dark, it’s referring to his hopelessness as a whole human being, that part of his life will always be suppressed and unfulfilled, unhappy existence and everything he must live with, not his skin colour, that be over the top egotistical and ridiculous, right?

      • *would

  15. I think we need to see a white Blade.

    Seriously, wouldn’t it be interesting if a white Irishman is portrayed as a slave, in the place of some famous black man?? Let’s have a Roots film adaptation with a bunch of white Irishmen.

    Why not?

    Racial diversity doesn’t mean anything anymore, right??

  16. This is soooo stupid I’m not racist or anything but you can’t hire a black guy to play a white superhero. Imagine a black superman it just wouldn’t work. Plus choices like this take away the historical moments in the comic industry where black superheros got that spotlight (Falcon, Black panther, storm ect). How r they gonna explain the fact the Sue ( johnny’s sister) is white? They’ll be like “Soz dude your’re adopted”. This is not a good choice and there r plenty of white actors out there to play The Human torch.

    • You’re right, and I think what makes it worse, is they insist on him taking his place instead of fighting along side them or anything of that nature, blonde haired blue eyed Johnny Storm must die, he could have been Toro or the first Human Torch, I don’t think their would have been much complaint being those are options,and while from wwII era, they were androids to begin with, all three look exactly the same flamed on, there were so many ways to go about this, yet they couldn’t figure out any but, the most offensive and hurtful. That doesn’t exactly have me gushing with confidence about the way they are handling this project. Why did they go about it this way, why would the studio agree to this, free promotion, and look how much buzz it’s received, this is why. It’s not a coming of age, long over due, blah blah blah, they’ll take it anyway they can get it and unfortunately, it’s just going to rub people the wrong way, and achieve the opposite and for what, a publicity stunt.

  17. Soooooo…if you’re all NOT racist, as you claim, and are simply comic purists…then why aren’t you raising hell about the origin of Ultron in Avengers 2???

    Seriously, you’re more upset about an amazing actor playing The Human Torch because he’s black & saying it’s stupid if they make him adopted or illegitimate (even though it’d add so much depth to his character) than you are about them changing one of the greatest villain/hero relationships of all time with Hank Pymn & Ultron.

    Hypocrites

    • I can’t stand what they are doing with Ultron & Henry Pym.

    • Wow, does anyone listen to the racism being representing,”adds depth”, what about making Johnny Storm black, adds depth, except to someone like you who see’s it this way. That’s not a fair to anyone else but blacks, saying that, and it’s certainly not fair to Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm in the last series. Sorry Chris, you’re no black enough to give depth to a character, lucky we got this guy who looks nothing like any of the designs for the past 60 some odd years, lol It makes me laugh, that once there’s a black person involved it’s automatically about race, it’s friggen ridiculous, get a hobby and being doesn’t suffice. lol Comic book people admire a little homage paid to the original, it’s kinda how we like it. Even Nick Fury was retro-written into being the original Nick Furys’ son. This would have went over a lot better if they weren’t trying to wipe their @$$ with the original in the process, I’d totally dig a black Human Torch, if the white Johnny Storm didn’t have to cease to exist for it to be so. Ironically there has been multiple individuals whom carried the mantle of the Human Torch and identical powers, I guess the writers just didn’t have it in them to be respectful or creative, but hey they won the black vote, so what are we all worried about!? lol

      • *edit
        Wow, does anyone listen to the racism being representing,”adds depth”, what about making Johnny Storm black, adds depth, except to someone like you who see’s it this way. That’s not fair to anyone else but blacks, saying that, and it’s certainly not fair to Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm in the last series. Sorry Chris, you’re not black enough to give depth to a character, lucky we got this guy who looks nothing like any of the designs we were handed for the past 60 some odd years, lol It makes me laugh, that once there’s a black person involved, it’s automatically about race, it’s friggen ridiculous, get a hobby and being “black” doesn’t suffice. lol Comic book people admire a little homage paid to the original, it’s kinda how we like it. Even Nick Fury was retro-written into being the original Nick Furys’son. This would have went over a lot better if they weren’t trying to wipe their @$$ with the original in the process, I’d totally dig a black Human Torch, if the white Johnny Storm didn’t have to cease to exist for it to be so. Ironically there has been multiple individuals whom carried the mantle of the Human Torch and identical powers and image once aflame, such as Toro, I guess the writers just didn’t have it in them to be respectful AND creative, but hey they won the black vote, so what are we all worried about!? This films gonna do great!!! lol

        • And you can bet people were pissed about Ultron, but, since Antman nor Wasp had been introduced just yet, it was pretty logical to alter that, you can see how most who normally would have a problem with this would understand. It’s certainly not an easy fix to create interest in a character, and get out his movie explaining his background, Pym particles and all before Avengers II. More so, Antmans’ Ultimate version sucked, there was leading controversial storylines with him leading up to the Ultimate storyline as well, that were pointing to domestic abuse and cemented the suspicions in the Ultimate Universe, which is crap, cause everything else points to otherwise, some people take too many liberties with characters and screw up the future of their development, like Antman, Bane and now Human Torch.

        • You have no problem with a black Human Torch…as long as his existence doesn’t disrespect a White Human Torch?

          Gotcha

      • I said him being adopted or illegitimate adds depth not his ethnicity.

      • I said him being adopted or illegitimate adds depth, not his ethnicity.

      • Also, way to equate changing a character from white to black as “wiping their @$$” with the character

        • I honestly don’t believe anything about my life requires me to be white. I had a crazy experience with a Mexican gang, but that’d still probably work with a black guy. I am an interracial marriage, but I never saw that as a thing. Ummm…I did get jumped by some skinheads once; that’d definitely work with a black dude. I once lived with members of the Black Panthers, which was awkward at times; but nothing really worth putting into my story. Soooooo…yeah, cast a black cranium7, I’m cool with it.

          • Hey, I’m just a man of an unspecified ethnicity trying to make the world a better place

    • It’s like you desperately want to comment…but have nothing to say.

      • Talking a lot isn’t the same of “having plenty to say”

        • All your posts are at the end of the whole article, you are exactly whom this casting is directed at. lol Good for you enjoy your movie.

          • A BLACK Human Torch!?

            Dude, you’re like a character from Blazing Saddles

  18. I’m not upset about origins of ultron cause that’s actually kinda cool plus i bet they’re not telling us the whole story i reckon Hank Pym created the prototypes for ultron (1-4) and tony gave him the tech to build ultron 5 ( the evil one)

    Also what do you guys think about Scott Lang being the main ant-man instead of Hank Pym

    Ps. Still not a racist

  19. “It’s so funny, you almost feel precious over the role that you don’t want someone else to do it, but when you hear someone phenomenal is doing it, it’s very exciting like you almost can’t wait.I couldn’t even give that guy any advice if I wanted, that guy is so good. It’s exciting to see what he’s going to do, because I know he’s going to reinvent it in a way that I could never have imagined. It’s almost like we’re sharing, the character is ours. I feel like I’m connected with him in a way, It’s a nice feeling.” – Chris Evans

  20. I just hate it when actors are changed, period. Like, when Becky from Roseanne was all the sudden hot…! Didn’t like that. Also, any remake of Superman has sucked. Once you have to start getting new actors, regardless of race, the movie franchise is ruined. (even the new Spiderman took some getting used to, for me at least) I liked Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, it should have kept going. I also think Willem Dafoe was the best Green Goblin that can and will ever be, James Franco was also on point.

    Race should not be the issue, it’s how they act the part and whether or not the franchise, with the same actors, will last.

    Another Fantastic Four will probably not last to the next film, but Chris Evans was the best part of that Franchise. If a black man, Asian, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Japanese, Indian (American or not)or any other immigrant can play it better, than more power to him/her.

  21. What confuses me about the “outrage” is… wouldn’t it make more sense to cast a black actor as Reed Richards and two white actors to play the siblings?

    It’s like Johnny Storm was cast as a black actor almost to fulfill this Hollywood requirement that with a mixed-race cast, the black actors have to play slightly more supporting roles. I know with the Fantastic Four it’s not quite a supporting role, and I know they can explain away the differing races of the siblings somehow, but why couldn’t a black actor play the nerdy leader of the team, instead of the slick-talking womanizing hot head?

  22. As a black kid that grew up with comics, all I have to say is how???? (yes it’s the 21st century) But how are Johnny Storm (played by someone who is dark as dirt) and Sue Storm (played by someone who is really light) suppose to pull of being brother and sister, even of that of an interracial couple. Where have you seen mixed kids with that much of a difference in skin tone? It wouldn’t be so bad if one of their skin tone was in the middle (preferably his)but then you could make it work. They are both very talented, so I’m still going see it when it comes out to see how you pull it off.

  23. White people are told your racist if you don’t like your white character with 50 years of history changed, but isn’t kind of racist to demand these changes for racial purposes? Shouldn’t non whites be non racial too & not care what race the character is? Or is the bottom line that you make more Money if you can attract more people by using their own sense of racial identity to attract them to the books, Movies etc.

  24. 1. It doesn’t work because Johnny Storm is the brother of Sue Storm and I guess they could go with adoption, but I think, as that is the only logical option aside from biological relation, that an effect would be lost. It would also be clunky for all the viewers who know the real story, which would be most of the viewers.

    2. All this trying to give roles to different races is just perpetuating the racism in this country. Roles should be given, in this case of course, based on the source material, a white man, but also, for everything, based on the talent of the actor. If the actor is good, cast him if there is no other barrier. To force roles to black actors and actresses fuels a certain racism because we will never get past the differences. By noting that an actor is black and therefore he should get a better chance at the role because we need to diversify our roles, we will never get past racism. Not that it shouldn’t be taken into account in a situation like this, but in most situations where it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter. Don’t force the issue.

    Ok. Getting off my soap box.

  25. I think its stupid. He is a wicked actor I loved Chronicle but to play storm? retarded. to top it off his sister is white? wth. Marvel is getting so messed up after the Disney sale. They are probably trying to fix years and years of racism in their old films by mixing up crap like this. I can see casting spider man as a African American because miles is black and go off that story line. but to make up a character just for the screen is stupid. He was cast for being black. They needed a racially acceptable cast. Trust me I know first hand. I wont be seeing any of Disneys new marvel movies with the exception of Guardians and that is because I am close to someone involved.

    • @John, Its a Fox movie not Marvel/Disney.

  26. A biracial couple will not produce a caucasion featured pale skin child and a african featured dark skin child, Usually Biracial children display promenently black characteristics, this is due to genetics. Dominant traits manifest unless two recessive traits are present. Thats a s***** sale. Secondly Why are they changing established heroes races instead of writing new hearos that are black. Probably because they have and its never been successful. More then not when they take traditional movies and chance the race of the cast, the movies fail. It works with very few Characters. I suppose They will want to make a black batman or superman or a black professor X. You cant really change a characters race without changing their entire history. I think what they can expect is far less money in the boxoffice and likely I wont bother even seeing it. Why not make a War Machine movie?! I would love to see that and its an already famous character who happens to be black. Or make a storm origions movie. Halle Berry would rake it in both comic fans and Her own fans alike. Any way nobody wants to see a multinational Fantastic Four but if anyone would be ok to change to an Black actor in the group it would be Ben Grim, this way the team still retains their original look they have had for 50+ years.

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