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Old 06-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #943
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Default Re: "Flame On!" The Human Torch Thread

Originally Posted by Gunga Diner View Post
I'm all for the dude from Chronicle playing Johnny Storm. He'd be great for the role. Anybody who thinks that Johnny's whiteness is a crucial aspect to his character has some growing up to do. That said, I think it would be a chicken***** move on the studio's part to cast a white actress as sue if they're gonna go in that direction. As if her whiteness is more important than Johnny and Sue being biologically related brother and sister. As if audiences aren't ready for a half-black fantastic four, or an onscreen interracial married couple in a superhero movie.
I admit i don't follow the F4 comics really but is them being biologically siblings that an important factor to their relationship as opposed to them just being brother and sister?

Is something about them being biologically related extra stressed or relevant to the stories?

If the chronicle guy is cast i don't think their intent was purely to change the racial dynamics of the whole family, just that he happens to be the actor they want and he happens to be black.

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