Pearl-clutching Time: Black Actors in “White” Roles

5. Michael B. Jordan, Fantastic Four (2015)


Michael B. Jordan is definitely hot. So what was with the uproar of the star being cast as the comic book character Johnny Storm? This re-imagining of the skin color of the character, previously played by Chris Evans, was the least of the movie’s problems yet fans still focused on the switch. Jordan’s experiences with promoting the film gained attention when media couldn’t grasp how it was possible to have a white sibling. Really, though?

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