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Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Four Movie?

Postby LOLtron » Thu May 02, 2013 10:28 am

Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Four Movie?

No, not that Michael Jordan. The other one.



Source: TheWrap

When I first heard the news that Michael Jordan was in talks to play Johnny Storm, I was excited to hear that the NBA superstar and Charlotte Bobcats owner was coming out of his Hollywood retirement.  After all, Jordan already made a name for himself defending the world against aliens in Space Jam, so why wouldn't he fit well playing one of Marvel's many superheroes?

Then I found out that it was a different Michael Jordan.  Michael B. Jordan, of Chronicle fame.  While he's not the greatest basketball player of all time, he's still a pretty decent actor.  He's also black, which means that, if casted, he'll be the subject of plenty of uncomfortable discussions about "racebending" in superhero movies.  In fact, there's probably one going on in the comments right now. 

So what are your thoughts about Michael B. Jordan?  Would you rather see Michael J. Jordan (that's the basketball player) step into the role of Johnny Storm instead?  Do you think the casting would be worth it just to see thousands of racists explode in rage, thuse removing their collective stupidity from the Internet?  Are you disappointed we only made one Space Jam reference in the article?



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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby guitarsmashley » Thu May 02, 2013 10:33 am

At what point is is appropriate to tell Johnny Storm he's adopted?
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby b.lumpkin » Thu May 02, 2013 10:33 am

yes to all listed questions

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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 10:36 am

Where's Bodie and Poot?

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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby bkthomson » Thu May 02, 2013 10:44 am

As long as they can explain the relationship between Sue and Johnny I could care less what 'race' his character is. Really, I do like the idea if a mixed family than an all white people family. Yes, Things goes Orange but he is white before the accident.
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 10:46 am

If they include a bar scene, then this movie will be ripe for racist parody.

"So a black guy, a Jew and a woman go into outer space and ..."

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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby Jack Burton » Thu May 02, 2013 10:55 am

Can't say I'd be thrilled. I'd rather Reed being played by a black man.

Two reasons why:

1)I think if you're going to change a characters race to do it to Reed would be more interesting. How often do you see a black, scientist/superhero/team leader?

2)You don't have to throw in some obvious dialouge about Johnny or Sue being adopted. I hate when movies feel the need to shoehorn obvious shit in.
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby guitarsmashley » Thu May 02, 2013 10:57 am

Jack Burton wrote:Can't say I'd be thrilled. I'd rather Reed being played by a black man.

Two reasons why:

1)I think if you're going to change a characters race to do it to Reed would be more interesting. How often do you see a black, scientist/superhero/team leader?

2)You don't have to through in some obvious dialouge about Johnny or Sue being adopted. I hate when movies feel the need to shoehorn obvious shit in.


Reed would be an awesome black guy. He could use his stretch powers to steal things from long distances and make even more dick size jokes.

Being serious though I think Reed gender crossing would be a lot cooler too.
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu May 02, 2013 10:59 am

Johnny Storm is the most racist character to make black. :lol:
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby chap22 » Thu May 02, 2013 11:52 am

Jack Burton wrote:Can't say I'd be thrilled. I'd rather Reed being played by a black man.

Two reasons why:

1)I think if you're going to change a characters race to do it to Reed would be more interesting. How often do you see a black, scientist/superhero/team leader?

2)You don't have to throw in some obvious dialouge about Johnny or Sue being adopted. I hate when movies feel the need to shoehorn obvious shit in.

never, b/c you know nobody's ever gonna believe the world's smartest man is a brother.

:P :P :wink:


seriously, i'd have no problem with Ben being played by a black guy. of course then i'm sure you'd get fan uproar over "oh, so it has to be the football star that's a black guy b/c everybody knows smart dude's gotta be a whitey. racist!!!"

just keep 'em all as The Man intended 'em, I say.
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby outsider » Thu May 02, 2013 11:59 am

chap22 wrote:never, b/c you know nobody's ever gonna believe the world's smartest man is a brother.

:P :P :wink:
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby oogy » Thu May 02, 2013 12:14 pm

outsider wrote:Neil Degrasse Tyson, muthafukka!
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(If you're going the funny-racist angle, make an Extra-Crispy Human Torch joke instead.)

He was white prior to the first "Flame On"

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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby outsider » Thu May 02, 2013 12:19 pm

oogy wrote:He was white prior to the first "Flame On"

Like that?
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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

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Re: Michael Jordan to Play Johnny Storm in New Fantastic Fou

Postby Stalzer2002 » Thu May 02, 2013 12:21 pm

Yes...the Wire's takeover of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues.
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