Why Fans Hate Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch? Stan Lee Has the Answer
Fans were not really happy when the “Fantastic Four” reboot was announced some time back. The reason for their happiness was not because the movie was being rebooted, but it was because Michael B. Jordan was cast as the Human Torch. A character that was earlier played by Chris Evans. The reason for fans being upset was not because of personal prejudice but because of something else. Stan Lee recently gave a little insight about his opinion on the matter. Read on.
According to Cinema Blend, Jordan was announced to be playing the character of Human Torch, there was a divide that was created amongst the audiences. Some thought he would make a great Human Torch while others thought he would not. It was being reported that the ones who hated the choice was because the character in the comics was white and the actor is not.
However, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has some opinion about the issue. First of all he believes that the casting is just great and Jordan will bring an amazing portrayal of the character in the reboot.
Secondly, he clarifies the reason why some fans were not in support of the casting was because they hate to see any change made in the series or to a particular character. They are used to seeing a specific version of the Human Torch and when it was changed slightly, they tend to react this way. The same goes for Spider-Man. It was because when Tom Holland was announced as the new web-slinger, some of them did not really like the choice. O
n Tom Holland being cast as the new web-slinger in another reboot of the character’s story, Lee believes that people have a chip on their shoulder about Holland and it existed even when Andrew Garfield was to replace Tobey Maguire.
Even in the past when people have criticized the casting of a particular actor, he/she has often shut them up with his/her performance. Even in this case, Lee is quite sure about Michael’s performance and believes that he will impress. It remains to be seen whether passed the test or not when the movie hits theaters on Aug. 7, 2015.
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