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Michael B. Jordan

Screw Critics, Fans Will

Love My Black Human Torch

2/21/2014 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael B. Jordan has a message for all the hating comic book fans who say a BLACK man can't play the extremely WHITE Human Torch -- CHILL OUT!

Jordan just got the the role of Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four remake -- even though in comics, the character's always been blonde-haired, blue-eyed ... and has a white sister Sue Storm (Kate Mara got that role).

Last night at Chi Lin in WeHo ... we asked MBJ what he would say to critics who said things like: "Don't cast a black guy to play a white super hero. It's just not right!" ... and "no no no no no no and nooooooo!!!"

Check out Michael's answer. One thing's for sure ... Black Torch has way more swagger.

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thegamemk    

Hate it. Let's make The Thing purple while we are at it. And let's make Reed Richards Chinese.

188 days ago
2.

Canadasux    

Will Smith did a "Wild, Wild West" movie. Didn't it tank?

188 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Michael Jordan is the greatest hockey player alive, I loved him in Space Jam

188 days ago
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Kelly    

Who cares? He's a great actor.

188 days ago
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Phresh    

Hollywood is soo unoriginal. Less than a decade removed from the last turd. You should have ran michael, this one will be **** too

188 days ago
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Lucky_130    

I can't believe they are making a remake of this movie already. I can hardly wait for the remakes of Batman again now I guuess

188 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Maybe when they make a remake of Batman again Bruce Wayne can be Chinese, or Mexican, and the new Spiderman remake can be played by an Eskimo

188 days ago
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billybob    

What is this? A Gene Roddenberry Version of the Fanta4: multi ethnical social left wing activists with super powers? What a bloody BS!

BTW, a black Human Torch looks pretty carbonised .. . .

188 days ago
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H8Kardash    

If a white actor portrayed a black person in a movie it would be the end of the world and stupid jackson and moron sharpton would have their panties all in a bunch.

188 days ago
10.

Charles    

Tired of every character remake being remade as a different race andsexual preference. Changing such vital characteristics of already established characters completely destroys their identity.

I dont agree with the "Hey, let's make every character black and homosexual guys!" way of thinking.

Why dont they invest more time CREATING NEW and unique characters of other ethnicities and orientations instead of cheaply changing the characteristics of characters that already exist?

This only perpetiates the sad view that people of other races and orientations arent worth having original, unique characters created after their likeness.

Instead of just dressing up a black gay kid in a spiderman outfit pretending that Johnny Storm is now a black dude, why not just dignify them with original characters that bring their own unique qualities, characteristics and abilities/powers to life, having them join already established characters as they were originally created.

188 days ago
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ticallion    

Is being white an essential part of Johnny Torch's character? And where the f**k is Wallace??

188 days ago
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IDGAF69    

Lets see.. they now have a black Electro.. a muslim Ms Marvel.. So why not a black Johnny Blaze? basically they are integrating the racist comic book universe of the 30s 40s 50s and 60s..

188 days ago
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Kelly    

Some of you people are so pfukking ignorant. Like the white race "owns" the role of Spiderman and every other role that's ever been cast or drawn as white. Retards.

188 days ago
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romans reign    

He's ****n hot. Can't wait to see him in them tights lol #sorrynotsorry

188 days ago
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Kelly    

I'll write a check to the first person who can state what difference it actually makes.

188 days ago
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