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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