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Michael B. Jordan Addresses 'Fantastic Four' Casting Criticisms

Michael B. Jordan Addresses 'Fantastic Four' Casting Criticisms

Michael B. Jordan poses on the carpet at the premiere of his film Fruitvale Station at Cinema Barberini on Thursday (March 6) in Rome, Italy.

The 27-year-old actor wore some chic casual clothes earlier in the day while attending a photo call at the Hotel Bernini.

At the press conference, Michael addressed criticism of his casting in the new Fantastic Four movie.

“It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it’s a continuity thing more than anything. People don’t like change too much,” Michael said (via Cinefilos.it). “But annoyed? Eh, you just kinda accept it, it is what it is. You can’t make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I’m an actor, I have to do my job. I’m going to do my job the best I can and the way I’ve been doing it my entire life, my entire career. I grew up a comic book guy, I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Fantastic Four/Human Torch is one of my favorite characters so I’m going to give it my everything. I can’t wait. I don’t really let it bother me at all. I just want to go into it and do the best job I can. We’ll see what happens.”

FYI: Michael is wearing a Louis Vuitton suit and Prada shoes at the premiere. He wore a Bellerose sweater, Hudson jeans, and Calvin Klein shoes to the photo call.

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9 Comments

# 1
innoncent bystander @ 03/07/2014 at 12:27 pm

Love. Him.

# 2

overrated.

# 3
loopholes @ 03/07/2014 at 3:01 pm

Can we get a white Storm now? I hate Hallie Berry she is the WORST storm. I’d love a white storm, fair is fair.

# 4

I think the criticism is well founded. The Torch in his 50 years of existence has never been black. That would be the same with Nick Fury and black superheros and villains who were from the start and then they become white. Besides the Torch’s sister is the invisible girl who is white. Is he now not her brother, adopted, step-brother or no relation? The criticism, It’s not about race, but the continuity of the characters in the Marvel universe. We can take being PC and color blind too far sometimes. Iron Man 3 screwed with the Mandarin, now they think they can change anything. I understand why Iron Man did it.. it was money, they wanted to get into China and the film would not have been released in China if a Chinese was the villain. They’re very sensitive about their imaged. No reason to change the Torch.

# 5

@Jessie:
Is it so hard to believe that the invisible girl and torch could have parents who are black and white, hence the difference in their appearances? The criticism of this casting IS ABOUT RACE. People are so close minded

# 6

If white characters are turned black then black characters can be turned white. If this isn’t such a big deal then lets just see how the black community reacts when we turn Mace Windu white.

The list is endless and why stick to fiction?

Let a Latino play MLK in his movie.

Yeah lets just see if that’s not a bog deal…

In fact lets replace every black African American character ever played with a white one – just watch the roof explode/

# 7
WHITE PEOPLES FAULT @ 03/08/2014 at 9:51 pm

@loopholes: STORM IS ALREADY BEING PLAYED BY A CAUCASIAN WOMAN LMAO HALLE BERRY IS NOT OF AFRICAN DESCENT AND BELIEVE YOU ME PEOPLE STILL COMPLAINING ABOUT IT TOO! THIS IS WHITE PEOPLE FAULT NOT MBJ! BE MADD BUT DONT BE MAD AT HIM BE MAD AT MR. FANTASTIC, WHO IS HIS FRIEND THAT WANTED HIM INSTEAD OF A WHITE GUY IN THE ROLE! I AM BLACK, AND I THOUGHT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN WHITE TOO, BECAUSE IF I SAW A WHITE #BISHOP I WOULD BE PISSED. BUT IN THIS CASE IT DOESN’T CHANGE THE CHARACTER OR THE STORY YOU JUST WILL HAVE TO USE THE SAME IMAGINATION YOU USED TO LIKE THE COMICS BOOKS TO IGNORE THEIR COLOR….THEY ARE BROTHER AND SISTER END OF STORY!

# 8

There should definitely be room in the fantastical American superhero world for characters to be reimagined as any race. These comics were written during the days where non-whites in any sort of leading or powerful or positive or non-subordinate role was deemed unacceptable. Times have changed dramatically, right? So it doesn’t make sense now to have such a white-washed cast of characters in a superhero movie considering all of the non-whites who live in the U.S. and who are comic book fans. I mean these movies are all taking place in modern times so every single super being white is a bit ridiculous.

# 9

I dislike him because he’s not black i dislike because he’s freaking useless and exteremly untalented.

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