Johnny Storm To Be Played By a Black Actor?

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#51 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

@norrinboltagonprime21 said:

@bluelantern1995: They could have wyatt wingfoot in the movie because he is american indian. That means Thing could mexican and more diversity!!!!Everybody Wins!!! This movie could be the most diverse and bestest ever for being so diverse!! Yay!

As long as they make Dr Doom Scottish

A scottish Dr. Doom eh? Sounds interesting... And he is the ruler of Scotland! Yeah I can see this working!

#52 Posted by Oscars94 (2582 posts) - - Show Bio
#53 Edited by Akindoodle (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

It's like Hollywood assumes black people are so stupidly narrow minded, we boycott films without black characters. ARE YOU SERIOUS?! My grandma LOVED Captain America and she's a 70 year old Nigerian woman

#54 Posted by dtm1980 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@akindoodle: Too true, whereas they could take the initiative with Nick Fury and make him the Ultimate Nick Fury to give the role to Samuel Jackson, there are plenty black characters in Marvel to be utilised. Blade was black. They could have done Luke Cage by now. Characters we know and accept as white dont need changing for any reason. As far as I know, they've never turned a character suddenly Chinese (Mandarin would have made a good Chinaman lol). You just wait and see if they give Black Panther an American accent too!

#55 Posted by LaserLambert (636 posts) - - Show Bio

who cares? It's not like they'll ever make a Fantastic Four movie that doesn't suck. it's just not in them.

#56 Posted by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, so what will Sue Storm's skin color be? Why would they only mention Johnny Storm, when it should be both Johnny and Sue? Unless they aren't biologically related in the movie universe.

No matter what their skin colors are, I'm more concerned with the movie's content.

#57 Edited by Akindoodle (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@dtm1980: It worked for Nick Fury because the movies are based off the Ultimate incarnations. Also, you can do no wrong with Samuel L. Jackson. Heimdall was great too by virtue of the way he was used... 1. he's a minor character and Sif was not acknowledged as his sister though it wouldn't matter because 2. he's a "god"; race doesn't really matter when you're frigging omniscient* and 3. Idris Elba (Let the ladies say Amen. ME:"HALLELUJAH!")

If Hawkeye and the Black Widow (neither of whom had superpowers) were effectively utilised in the Avengers alongside THOR and IRON MAN then Luke Cage (with Indestructible skin) and the Black Panther (owner of the world's scarcest resource BTW) shouldn't be a problem. No need to change characters, just use the ones you already have and stop insulting people's intelligence. Lots of people don't think it could have been worse but imagine if DC had gone "let's make Hal Jordan black instead of using John Stewart". Just take a second and think about it

#58 Edited by lilcraig92 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

Im happy because it always seems lihh the black guy most of the time becomes the villain, and I be like damn when we gonna get some luv. Just like Big girls black guys need luv 2

#59 Edited by dtm1980 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@akindoodle: Amen to all that and Idris Elba. He's awesome in everything!

I was going to mention John Stewart. That would have been so bad a smack in whiteys face, Stewart might have laughed himself were he real hahaha

#60 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6100 posts) - - Show Bio

@bluelantern1995: What about Pacific islanders? Russians? Antarcticans? French? Cubans? We are going to need a really big cast to get every race in this movie.

#61 Posted by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6100 posts) - - Show Bio
#62 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11515 posts) - - Show Bio

*Shrug Shoulders* Ehh It was gonna suck anyway so...

#63 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (23217 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, its not like it was going to be a good movie anyway...

#64 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7984 posts) - - Show Bio

What..... F*cking stupid...

I guess Johnny and Sue won't be siblings.

#65 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as they're willing to make his sister match I'm fine with this

#66 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be odd. If they could make it work, go ahead, though!

#67 Posted by Deranged Midget (17716 posts) - - Show Bio

Jordon was awesome in Chronicle and I think he'd pull off a fantastic Johnny Storm!

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#68 Edited by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

if he gets the part, i'll give him a shot all he has to do is make the character believable and real and have great chemistry with the cast. he could make a great johnny storm.

#69 Edited by SUNMAN (7256 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah the internet would explode on this.

I don't really care. If the movies good that is all that matters. There has yet to be a good fantastic four movie. The last movies set the bar really low.

#70 Posted by New_World_Order (13289 posts) - - Show Bio
#71 Posted by New_World_Order (13289 posts) - - Show Bio
#72 Edited by Teerack (7069 posts) - - Show Bio

What?! Does that mean he won't be Sue's sister? Or is Sue black to?

#73 Posted by RustyRoy (13263 posts) - - Show Bio

Next thing you know Batman will be a black guy(people are actually talking about doing that if you can believe it).

You're joking, right?

#74 Posted by RustyRoy (13263 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

What?! Does that mean he won't be Sue's sister? Or is Sue black to?

Last time I heard Sue was going to be white, maybe one of them will be adopted?

I'm waiting for a white Black Panther to happen.

#75 Posted by JediXMan (30939 posts) - - Show Bio

Fox reeeaaallly wants to keep a hold on the rights to the F4.

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#76 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio
@rustyroy said:

@bluelantern1995 said:

Next thing you know Batman will be a black guy(people are actually talking about doing that if you can believe it).

You're joking, right?

@rustyroyNope. Apparently some fans want it too...if you can believe it. And it isn't like they don't have a black character...Probably won't happen, but some people are thinking about it, which is scary(in my opinion).

#77 Posted by PowerHerc (85081 posts) - - Show Bio

Changing the Human Torch's race is totally unnecessary and shouldn't be done.

#78 Posted by RustyRoy (13263 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@bluelantern1995 said:

Next thing you know Batman will be a black guy(people are actually talking about doing that if you can believe it).

You're joking, right?

@rustyroyNope. Apparently some fans want it too...if you can believe it. And it isn't like they don't have a black character...Probably won't happen, but some people are thinking about it, which is scary(in my opinion).

I really hope this never ever happens.

#79 Posted by Black_Claw (3009 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, no. Johnny Storm will always be a white dude to me (and this is coming from a black person).

#80 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1533 posts) - - Show Bio

So Fox ruined the Fantastic Four once/twice, now they are going to take a established character and change him (pretty drastically)... I wonder if the Thing is going to be purple? come on now, this guy is a good actor but to put him as Torch would be a huge mistake.

Why make comic movies when they aren't even based on source material.

#81 Posted by frogdog (3294 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets make Hero of hire movie, with Tom Hanks as Luke Cage and Katt Williams as Ironfist

A Black Panther movie with Jet li

Seriously Hollywood F*** off.

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#82 Posted by The Stegman (25035 posts) - - Show Bio

No, keep ethnicity the same, the only change I agree with is Nick Fury, and that's because he's based on Ultimate Nick..who's much more interesting than regular ol' white 616 Nick.

#83 Posted by Teerack (7069 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@teerack said:

What?! Does that mean he won't be Sue's sister? Or is Sue black to?

Last time I heard Sue was going to be white, maybe one of them will be adopted?

I'm waiting for a white Black Panther to happen.

Whoa whoa whoa! Don't you know if you do it the other way around it's racist!?

#84 Posted by Immortal777 (7675 posts) - - Show Bio

I just dont see what the problem is as long as the movie is good the actor race shouldnt be a problem.

#85 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack: Its the classic double standard, its like in an action movie if a woman beats the hell out of a dude shes a hero but even if she's the villain a male hero can't touch her.

#86 Edited by HeWhoSees (629 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

I have no problem with this. Or any casting decision that makes superhero casts more inclusive.

Hippie!

#87 Edited by HeWhoSees (629 posts) - - Show Bio

@mortium said:

I think they should stick to more originals. If it is just to be fair, then there are plenty of black comic characters that would make a great movie( really hoping for a Black Panther movie, that would be AWESOME.) The only exception, IMO, was casting Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury.

To be fair...the movie nick was based more on Ultimate Nick Fury, who was black and based off of Samuel L. Jackson visually.

#88 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

@norrinboltagonprime21Hmm...maybe the russian could be Herbie(you know his computer program), Then all sorts of battles can happen in a lot of the countries where their leaders can be seen as main characters...I don't think we have room in our cast for everyone(cries to self).

#89 Posted by Mortium (666 posts) - - Show Bio
#90 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

I have no problem with this. Or any casting decision that makes superhero casts more inclusive.

Hippie!

#91 Edited by NorrinBoltagonPrime21 (6100 posts) - - Show Bio

@bluelantern1995: We will make room!! We have to have the most diverest movie ever! Screw the plot, it can be the best for being the most diverse. Everyone knows most diverse = best movie ever.

#92 Posted by soduh2 (865 posts) - - Show Bio

Either make Sue black too or get rid of the "party boy" persona. If Johnny still has the comic's characterization while being black, that would reek of unfortunate implications.

#93 Edited by RustyRoy (13263 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

@rustyroy said:

@teerack said:

What?! Does that mean he won't be Sue's sister? Or is Sue black to?

Last time I heard Sue was going to be white, maybe one of them will be adopted?

I'm waiting for a white Black Panther to happen.

Whoa whoa whoa! Don't you know if you do it the other way around it's racist!?

The truth is the people who are casting are racist and I'm pretty sure they're white.

#94 Edited by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure but what if they are approaching this from a "we are accepting all casting auditions", instead of "we are only excepting white casting auditions". I think this is more along the lines of what happened, and Jordan simply seemed to have the best audition in comparison to everyone else. I doubt that they actively tried to look for black actors ONLY. If this is the case, I have no problem with it because the intention is trying to deliver the best story first and foremost, and having race take a backseat to that, as it probably should. However we may never know if this is the case unless they address the issue.

#95 Posted by HeWhoSees (629 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

@hewhosees said:

@fodigg said:

I have no problem with this. Or any casting decision that makes superhero casts more inclusive.

Hippie!

I am, because your supporting the side of Hollywood (some would say ALL sides) that are wanton, capricious hedonists that think they can do whatever they want with established source material and get away with it like the worse versions of the real Greek Gods those bastards are.

#96 Edited by AllStarSuperman (22210 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant wait for the new Static Shock movie staring Justin Beiber!

#97 Posted by Teerack (7069 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@teerack said:

@rustyroy said:Not

@teerack said:

What?! Does that mean he won't be Sue's sister? Or is Sue black to?

Last time I heard Sue was going to be white, maybe one of them will be adopted?

I'm waiting for a white Black Panther to happen.

Whoa whoa whoa! Don't you know if you do it the other way around it's racist!?

The truth is the people who are casting are racist and I'm pretty sure they're white.

Casting a black person makes them racist? Or them being white makes them racist? xD

#98 Edited by Vance Astro (91286 posts) - - Show Bio

Of all the "black" magneto's, Wolverine, spider-man, batman, superman, and et cetera, I think this is an AWEsome idea. He would be like Hotspot.

I don't know if they have to make Sue black too, but if they do it should be

Kerry Washington

or

Gabrielle Union

or

Sanaa Lathan

or

Meagan Good

( + )

How about all of them? How about 4 Sue's. How about not trying to recreate the F4. Let's just make a movie called "Fantastic Four" and have 4 black women named Sue Storm accept they have the different abilities of the the F4 members (Johnny,Ben,Reed). Or since Marvel loves black people SOOOO MUCH, why not do the casting regularly (all white F4) but then live next door to the Black Avengers and Black Thor, and Black Iron Man are always making alot of noise because they are always drunk of mead and Iron Man walks around in that heavy ass suit that makes alot of noise when he moves and they piss of the Thing and he always has to go knock on their door and yell at them and tell them to stop having loud parties.

/pointless story created out of anger

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#99 Edited by Auralaria (479 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm honestly just surprised it wasn't Thing. I thought if it ever happened, it would be Thing.

#100 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

This really doesn't bother me, it might just be because I grew up seeing my ancestors portrayed by really tan Italians with not one person saying a bad word about it. Hell we still got white people dressing up in silly head dresses and talking in broken English.

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