Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Rude Way Jordan Answered His FF4 Critics

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Michael B. Jordan is trying to fend against criticism about his “Fantastic Four” casting and he is really way off the target.

"You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero," the 28-year-old actor wrote in an op-ed for Entertainment Weekly about his casting as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the summer reboot. "But after taking on Johnny Storm—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying."

Jordan says he wasn’t surprised to find comic fans decrying the casting choice, saying everything from "They must be doing it because Obama’s president" to "They’ve destroyed it!"

What Jordan need to understand is that when you base a movie off of a published piece of literature (a comic, in this case), fans expect that the production be relatively similar to the original work.

Marvel Comics is well known for reinventing its superheroes with various reboots. For example, the multiple versions of Nick Fury is one. Has there been a similar treatment of Johnny Storm?

It is disingenuous to apply a blanket label of 'racism' to complaints regarding the developers not adhering to cannon. It is cheap, it is distracting, and in an overwhelming majority of cases, it is simply a lie perpetrated because film producers are too cowardly to simply admit that they take some great liberties with their creative interpretations of film adaptations.

"It used to bother me, but it doesn’t anymore," the actor explains. "I can see everybody’s perspective, and I know I can’t ask the audience to forget 50 years of comic books. But the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961."

Wow, so everyone should embrace diversity just because Jordan thought that the world is more diverse today. And people who can’t accept diversity are those that are also not fond of a black Human Torch? This is a very slippery slope and irrational argument from Jordan. Comical as well considering that it came from an actor who got the part allegedly because he is a close friend of the director.

"To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer," the actor concludes. "Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends' friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it."

Well, there goes all the good public relations that they were trying to build. With the way this young man answer his critics and call comic fans trolls, it won’t be a surprise to see this movie go down the drain.

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