If a black actor is cast as The Human Torch, what’s next? Some guy not made out of rocks playing The Thing?
The 5 Most Insulting Defenses of Nerd Racism
News has broken that Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) is being considered to play Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Naturally, comic book fans across the Internet are furious, because they’ve had it with all the reboots and just want to preserve the magic of the 2005 original — oh, wait, no. They’re angry because Michael B. Jordan is black. And in the comics, Johnny Storm is white.
Ridiculous. I don’t need to point out the obvious stupidity in the point made by the tweet (at least I hope I don’t - I have enough faith in my followers). I see absolutely no issue with casting a non-white actor to play Johnny as long as he’s still a lovable, reckless show-off, and of course Sue has to be our awesome kickass Susan Storm. Race/ethnicity does not/should not affect the characters/personalities in their case, unlike Black Panther.