So Fox or Sony or whoever the hell holds the rights to the Fantastic Four movie rights have settled on a cast for the reboot. It’s about time. I didn’t think the last two were all that bad. I was a bit disappointed with Galactus but who wasn’t. The FF movie is going forward and normally that would be good news except for the shit storm of criticism that the casting news drew because the studio cast a black dude as Johnny Storm, the Human Torch. *Big Gasp* Glad I wrote that without exploding like the rest of the fucking internet.
Right off the bat I’m going to state I have absolutely no problem with this whatsoever. Couldn’t care less to be honest. He’s not Superman. If they cast a non-white guy in that role I’d flip the fuck out and take a crap in someone’s front yard. But getting back to the Human Torch, yeah the Internet went ape-shit. You would have thought this was the Ben Affleck/Batman thing all over again except it’s not. It’s different. Read the rest of this entry »