Look, I made a thing for everyone who is freaking out about Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm (aka: The Human Torch) in Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot because he’s black *GASP!* Hell, even Jamie Foxx got some backlash for being cast as Electro in the new Amazing Spider-Man movie. It’s kind of sad that people are more accepting of a character being able to burst into flames and fly around or control electricity than they are of that character not being white.
Stop hiding behind the “It should stay true to the character in the comics!” excuse, because that’s not even a valid argument anymore. The opposite has happened before (see: Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul) and not nearly as many people were upset. Movies adapted from comic books have deviated from the source material for a long time now, so shut it. Race doesn’t make the character.
It’s also worth mentioning that it took a while for non-stereotypical representations of other races to make their way into comic books. That’s why there were so many white characters early on. Comics, just like the overall acceptance of society, has changed over the years. Maybe you should too.
The biggest thing everyone should be worried about is that Fox is making another superhero movie. That’s the scariest part of all of this.
Superman & Batman vs Mongul
Sums up both the American justice system’s attitude and the American media’s priorities.
…You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me.
Hulk’s greatest nemesis…
Mongul over the years
“Welcome to Cardboard Box Office – our homemade creations of some of your favorite movie scenes built from some of our favorite domestic junk.
The project began after finding that we had accumulated both a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving to a new country) and a baby (due to giving birth). With our social lives drastically altered we decided to find a way to make some of those housebound weekends a little more fun.
The costumes, props, and sets in Cardboard Box Office are created entirely out of everyday household items, toys, cardboard, and three individuals slowly losing their sanity. Enjoy!”
This is adorable!
For some reason it looks as though he’s giving one of those “Nigga you just went full retard.” looks.
Like a boss!