By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder
While some fans have been highly critical of the casting decisions made 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, Michael B. Jordan, who was cast as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, says such criticism was expected.
Jordan proved to be the focal point of much of the criticism, as Johnny Storm is traditionally a caucasian, blonde character.
“You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it’s a continuity thing more than anything,” Jordan told Rome’s Cinefilos.it. ”People don’t like change too much…You can’t make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I’m an actor, I have to do my job. I’m going to do my job the best I can and the way I’ve been doing it my entire life, my entire career. I grew up a comic book guy, I read comic books as a kid growing up…Human Torch is one of my favorite characters so I’m going to give it my everything.”
Jordan added the Johnny Storm character will give him a chance to show a different side of himself.
“It’s going to be fun to kind of show a side of me that I don’t really get to show on screen, to be a little bit lighter, funnier, just more personality,” Jordan said. “It’s going to be fun.”
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