‘Fantastic Four’ Star Michael B. Jordan Responds Over Racial Comments
Not everyone is feeling fantastic with the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Jonny Storm/”The Human Torch” in the upcoming film in the “Fantastic Four” franchise and apparently the reason is the colour of the actor. Jordan became status for playing Reggie Montgomery in “All My Children,” “The Wire,” and “Fruitvale Station” Read on for more details.
People over the internet are storming on the actor as he does not look right for the part because according the comics, Jonny Storm has blond hair and blue piercing eyes.
Many people are saying that Marvel has casted Jordan. It was because the president of United States is black and by casting a black actor for the role of Jonny Storm, they have destroyed the character and the film.
In an open editorial published on Entertainment Weekly (EW), Jordan backfired to those who have been commenting over his colour.
“Get your head out of the computer. Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends’ friend and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it,” Jordan said to EW.
The 28-years-old American actor also added that one should understand that “Fantastic Four” is a family movie. It tells a story of four friends and anyone who is blaming his colour for the film should understand that the original “Fantastic Four” comic came in 1961 and the world has changed a lot ever since.
Jordan also gave the example of Samuel L. Jackson who is famous for playing the role of Nick Furry, the character which was initially portrayed by white male actors and now no one accuses the production team or the Marvel for choosing an African-American actor.
“Fantastic Four” is all set to release in Aug. 7, 2015 and with this heat rising from the fans and from the main actor himself, the film is a must watch for all the Marvel lovers.