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Michael B. Jordan's 'Fantastic Four' Director Defends Casting

Michael B. Jordan's 'Fantastic Four' Director Defends Casting

Michael B. Jordan stands tall as he attends the Moet Nectar Imperial Rose x Marcelo Burlon Launch Event on Wednesday (June 3) in New York City.

The 28-year-old actor was joined by Solange Knowles and Orange is the New Black‘s Dascha Polanco.

Michael‘s Fantastic Four director Josh Trank recently opened up about the backlash he received about the film’s casting choices.

“I knew it was going to get ugly,” Josh said (via L.A. Times). “I get it. I have a lot of friends who are older than me who are comic fans and it’s really hard for them to be on board with a change like that. Fantastic Four has been theirs for longer than I’ve been alive. It hasn’t been mine.”

In case you missed it, read a powerful essay MBJ recently wrote about the casting outrage.

10+ pictures inside of Michael B. Jordan, Solange Knowles, and others at the event…

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Credit: Andrew H. Walker; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Dascha Polanco, Michael B Jordan, Solange Knowles

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  • Kaitlyn

    As with just about every “controversial” issue in gossip media today, a hell of a lot more people are defending it than attack it.

    People nowadays just want to “show love” by exaggerating hate.

  • Nicola

    The fact that this was and still is an issue is ridiculous.

  • Kaitlyn

    Not if you read the comics and understood the family dynamics between the siblings. Imagine Primm and Katniss were rewritten in the film to be adopted siblings. Sure, you can have some of the emotional impact but it’s an unecessary change to the family dynamic that complicates things and exists for no reason.

    The “racial” part isn’t that they made him black, it’s that they made Sue white and therefore changed their relationship for no reason.

  • NancyTFuqua
  • Fraggle

    I think this “controversy” is ridiculous. The dynamics between adopted siblings can very well be the same as between biological ones.