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

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The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu May 02, 2013 3:18 pm

Fantastic Four all cast with former basketball players.

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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Oscar Robertson as Mister Fantastic.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu May 02, 2013 3:40 pm

Alpha Flight... all hockey players.
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pastajoe

Fagorstorm

Postby pastajoe » Thu May 02, 2013 3:59 pm

If Lee and Kirby wanted him to be black, they would have done so. They created the Black Panther. Stick with how they were intended. This would be as bad as the Galactus cloud.
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Thu May 02, 2013 4:13 pm

Grayson wrote:Donald Glover for Johnny Storm or no deal!


Donald Glover for Sue Storm!
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Thu May 02, 2013 4:18 pm

Zero wrote:Donald Glover for Sue Storm!


pastajoe wrote:If Lee and Kirby wanted him to be black, they would have done so. They created the Black Panther. Stick with how they were intended. This would be as bad as the Galactus cloud.


Donald Glover for Galactus!
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu May 02, 2013 4:27 pm

I have no real problem with this, Jordan is a great actor as evidenced by his roles in both The Wire and Friday Night Lights, and I don't personally believe that any of the FF are so-called 'race-specific' characters (maybe Thing, his overt Judaism is a recent thing, but it was always intended and since he is Kirby's avatar, it could be seen as inappropriate to have him not be Jewish, but of course, nobody seems to have a problem with non-Jews playing Jews, and also, Thing is orange, not any real-life skin complexion).

But this does raise the question of what is a 'race-specific' character? I'd argue that there's not very many of them really. Black Panther as an African King is one (and probably any other character with 'Black' in their name except Black Bolt, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as a black guy/white guy duo, and maybe Storm, but other than that... Captain America as a product of his time-period could only be white... hmm...

It is interesting that most white characters are seen as not particularly tied to their race, but most minority characters are, is this because of poor writing making minority characters tokens? Is it because the white experience is the largest, most common one and therefore not deemed important or something worth exploring? Is it because of the dreaded reverse-racism?

This is a complex issue, maybe I'll write another controversial Tumblr-post... :p
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 4:52 pm

Bubbles as Mister Fantastic!

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Thu May 02, 2013 4:57 pm

Punchy wrote:I have no real problem with this, Jordan is a great actor as evidenced by his roles in both The Wire and Friday Night Lights, and I don't personally believe that any of the FF are so-called 'race-specific' characters (maybe Thing, his overt Judaism is a recent thing, but it was always intended and since he is Kirby's avatar, it could be seen as inappropriate to have him not be Jewish, but of course, nobody seems to have a problem with non-Jews playing Jews, and also, Thing is orange, not any real-life skin complexion).

But this does raise the question of what is a 'race-specific' character? I'd argue that there's not very many of them really. Black Panther as an African King is one (and probably any other character with 'Black' in their name except Black Bolt, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as a black guy/white guy duo, and maybe Storm, but other than that... Captain America as a product of his time-period could only be white... hmm...

It is interesting that most white characters are seen as not particularly tied to their race, but most minority characters are, is this because of poor writing making minority characters tokens? Is it because the white experience is the largest, most common one and therefore not deemed important or something worth exploring? Is it because of the dreaded reverse-racism?

This is a complex issue, maybe I'll write another controversial Tumblr-post... :p


You do that. Get the angry... uhhhh ...whatever ... after you.
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misac

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Postby misac » Thu May 02, 2013 5:07 pm

bkthomson wrote: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.


I wonder how they'll explain the Hitler moustache. :groucho:
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Thu May 02, 2013 5:33 pm

misac wrote:I wonder how they'll explain the Hitler moustache. :groucho:


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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 5:37 pm

misac wrote:
I wonder how they'll explain the Hitler moustache. :groucho:

Or the extremely baggy raver pants.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:25 pm

If Bo Zenga and Chuck Wilson did this like a FF version of "Soul Plane" I wonder how many jokes they would use about Johnny flash-frying his own chicken :P
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syxxpakk

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Postby syxxpakk » Thu May 02, 2013 9:30 pm

Pretty good casting, actually.
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DMM

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Postby DMM » Thu May 02, 2013 9:54 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:Johnny Storm is the most racist character to make black. :lol:

well, he does love white women.

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