Originally Posted by Kelly
For the most part, I agree with you....but for a franchise to make a decision like this that as we have seen has ticked off a good majority of those fans you speak of, in my opinion is not very smart since it is those fans that talk the most on ther internet today, give the most feedback, go to multiple showings which today is a good way for these franchises to make their money, and they buy the merchandise that goes along with this brand. So to even come close to nullifying this part of the movie going audience, IMO is a pretty stupid move on the part of Fox. Especially since that portion of the moviegoing audience is still pissed from the first 2 tries for the most part.
I'm pretty sure that if MBJ is cast as Johnny it won't that
many people from the theater for it to matter that much. Of course people are going to be mad, but it's not like millions of fans are going to stay home because of the race change. They're going to see it, and if it's good, they're going to see it again and the point will for the most part be moot. For the most part, most fans will complain, but they're going to be in line to see it if it gets good reviews.
I can't imagine people saying this:
Guy A: Hey, I heard that Fantastic Four movie is good.
Guy B: Yeah, but the Human Torch is a black guy, I'd rather not see it.