I’ve updated the gallery with a bunch of posters from Mike’s upcoming movie “Fantastic Four“. Enjoy!
Jordan penned an article for Entertainment Weekly entitled “Why I’m Torching the Color Line”, responding to critics who dislike a black Johnny Storm in the “Fantastic Four” reboot. Take a look what Michael have to say:
You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!”
It used to bother me, but it doesn’t anymore. I can see everybody’s perspective, and I know I can’t ask the audience to forget 50 years of comic books. But the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961. Plus, if Stan Lee writes an email to my director saying, “You’re good. I’m okay with this,” who am I to go against that?
Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of “Black Film.” Or they could look at it as a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an interracial relationship himself—a reflection of what a modern family looks like today.
This is a family movie about four friends—two of whom are myself and Kate Mara as my adopted sister—who are brought together by a series of unfortunate events to create unity and a team. That’s the message of the movie, if people can just allow themselves to see it.
Sometimes you have to be the person who stands up and says, “I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. I’ll take the brunt for the next couple of generations.” I put that responsibility on myself. People are always going to see each other in terms of race, but maybe in the future we won’t talk about it as much. Maybe, if I set an example, Hollywood will start considering more people of color in other prominent roles, and maybe we can reach the people who are stuck in the mindset that “it has to be true to the comic book.” Or maybe we have to reach past them.
To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer. Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends’ friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it.
Bravo Mike, your fans are looking forward to seeing you as Johnny Storm and f**k the haters 😉
Another new international trailer has surfaced that’s almost identical to the previous domestic trailer we saw, but there are some bits of new footage of our heroes showing off their powers. Watch the international Fantastic Four trailer below!
Oscar winner Kate Winslet and actor Michael B. Jordan will be among the contestants for the second season of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” NBC announced Friday.
In the upcoming survival series, famed adventurer, writer and television host Bear Grylls will take eight entertainment and sports stars into the most remote locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.
Winslet and Jordan will be joined by Oscar nominee Kate Hudson, Super Bowl-winning QB Drew Brees, “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Hangover” star Ed Helms, “Furious 7” star Michelle Rodriguez, and “X-Men” star James Marsden.
Each of the famous contestants will partner with Grylls for two days for a one-on-one adventure. This season the series will take viewers from the jungles of Panama to the far reaches of the Italian Alps and then to the Colorado Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Red Rocks of Utah. The cast members will tackle everything from skydiving to repelling as they travel through some of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.
“It has been such a privilege to adventure alongside these iconic men and women — and this season has made for some unforgettable journeys,” Grylls said. “The excitement of being dropped into uncharted territory and tackling the wilderness head-on, in the way we do, can be both daunting and very draining, but it is also very empowering when we finally make it out in one piece.”
Jordan was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night (April 21) to talk about his upcoming movies, ‘Fantastic Four‘ & ‘Creed‘, he also talk about Michael Jordan. Check some parts of the interview below:
20th Century Fox production has revealed the brand-new trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, check out in the player below!
I’ve finally added photos of Michael attending the MTV Movie Awards with his Fantastic Four co-stars to the gallery. Much thanks to Jasper for the help.
Check out the new Fantastic Four featurettes Fox just unveiled on Twitter. They feature Trank and writer-producer Simon Kinberg discussing why Teller, Jordan, Bell and Mara were the best choices for the roles. You can see the other three featurettes here.
Fantastic Four is due in theaters on August 7th.
.@JoshuaTrank & @Kinberg talk about why they loved working with @MichaelB4Jordan on & off camera in #FantasticFour. https://t.co/yDxOpb8W3R
— Fantastic Four (@FantasticFour) April 4, 2015