Oh the shit storm that hit when Michael B. Jordan was cast as Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four! There were bellows over the black actor playing a character long depicted as white in the comics. ‘But with sister Sue Storm being played by a white actress (Kate Mara), how could this even make sense?’ wailed the fanboys.
Yes. In a film world where flesh can stretch like silly putty, turn invisible, to flame or rock, interracial families was a bridge too far in suspension of disbelief.
Well, this very matter came up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Jordan shut it down with a simple explanation, adding, “I don’t like drawing attention to the ignorance sometimes.”
Kristy Puchko lives in
perpetual fear that ice cream will become self-aware New York City.