PHOENIX COMICON BOOTH LOCATION CHANGE!!!
David and I will be at booth 243, NOT 1749 and NOT by the LEGOs. Come in the main entrance, hang a left and head to the back corner. Here’s a photo of David peeking over a handy map.
COME SEE ME AND DAVID IN PHOENIX THIS WEEKEND, APRIL 23-26!
BOOTH 1749 way in the back by the LEGOs! BOOTH 243! More details HERE.
Welcome to the wonderful future we live in. A time where nerds get mad when maybe not a white guy plays a super hero in a movie. I don’t I can’t…
Michael B. Jordan on the Possibility of a Black Human Torch: “It’s 2013″
COMMENTERS: Who was your favorite super hero to ever be portrayed against their established type (different race, different gender, etc) in film or on TV? I’m sure Sam Jackson as Nick Fury is near the top of everyone’s list.
- Logged in as hijinksensueLuckily, this is why Johnny is able to turn off his flame in certain portions of his body so that he can make catches like that, lol.So, assuming at least 2/3 of his body would still be on fire in order to maintain flight, the person he saved would just need all new skin. Got it.
Jules · 108 weeks agoYeah, there was a point where just being *near* the torch would melt *cars.* I’m guessing that was a difficult time for the FF.
Sam · 108 weeks agoMichael Clarke Duncan did an awesome job as Kingpin in Daredevil.
jessie_monster · 108 weeks agoI can’t think of a single actor who could of portrayed that better. The physicality, the gravitas. Perfect.
Vertiga · 108 weeks agoNot strictly a superhero, but I love Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Sitwell in the MCU.Natalie Morales as Wendy Watson in the cancelled far too soon TV version of The Middleman.Idris Elba as Heimdall is a definite contender as the answer for that question. MCD as Kingpin was definitely a good one too.
James · 108 weeks agoNobody complained when Marvel made Nick Fury black in 2001 for their Ultimate Universe, because he was based on Sam “The Man” Jackson. A decade later, who do most people associate with Nick Fury? A white dude in blue spandex? Or Sam Jackson?
Richard · 108 weeks agoI think the problem most people have with it is that it’s established that he’s Sue’s brother. Sure there probably are actual racists mad about a white character being played by a black person, but the majority of the people that are mad about it are comic book geeks who hate continuity changes for what they don’t see as a reason. Same reaction with the Mandarin.I think, under certain conditions, it could work. Those being: Sue is also black or Johhny was adopted at a young age or even as a baby. As a teen, doubtful. I I think those 2 are the only way the Sue/Johnny brother/sister dynamic within the larger dynamic of the FF family works.
Fren · 108 weeks agoSimple. Not altogether familiar with the continuity, but if Sue is the elder then her parent divorced and remarried a black person. Bam, next kid is black. Works for me.I thought the Storm Human Torch died in-continuity a while back? Why would the assumption be that this isn’t another “Human Torch”? dunno, I don’t follow comics religiously…
I liked the John Stewart Green Lantern, but that’s mostly because for me, it’s DCAU, not DC.John Stewart, in the comics, was the second or third human to join the Green Lantern Corps after Hal JordanThat really begs the question “where are the FF during the Avengers film”?
Obviously Fury would know about the FF and if it was important enough for him to find Banner in the middle of nowhere, then it should have been important enough for him to call his sister and get some help from “the smartest man on the planet”, Reed Richards.
Not to mention that the other FF members could have been phenomenally helpful once the fighting started — after all, they called in Hawkeye and Cap for that when their powers pale in comparison to the other Avengers. Any member of the FF on the other hand are right up there with Thor, Hulk and Iron Man.
Well okay, maybe the human rubber band isn’t all that helpful in a fight, but he’s “the smartest man on the planet”, so…
Kirby · 108 weeks agoThe easy answer is that the rights are owned by different companies so there won’t be a connection.
Not to mention the FF magically get their powers at a certain point, so even if they were in everything together, they could have gotten their powers later.
(Yes I realize they didn’t actually get them magically, but they might as well have for all the sense it makes/as much it matters)To me, Nick Fury will always be portrayed by David Hasselhoff, as God intended.
Dean · 108 weeks agoHeresy. Bruce Campbell.Bea Aurthur as an alien bartender?
No wait… Alice Eve as a British daughter to mean old Admiral Robocop.Not a superhero, but StarbuckStarbuckStarbuckStarbuckStarbuckStarbuckStarbuckStarbuckStarbuckStarbuck
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DuckAmuck · 108 weeks agoNot a HERO, but how about Mr. Freeze played by Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Or did you mean not a sarcastic favorite?Oh if we’re doing sarcasm, then I’ve got to include Jim Carey as the Riddler… I really wish we’d had a Riddler faithful to the comics and I’d have cast Alan Rickman.Carrey’s portrayal was stunningly similar to Frank Gorshin from the 60’s TV show, and that portrayal made the Riddler popular in the comicsNot a hero, but I thought the casting decision for Wilson Fisk (Kingpin) in Daredevil was just really poorly made. I’d hate to think that anyone would consider me a racist for wanting a murderous criminal to be portrayed as white, but I felt like there were real historical reasons for his character being white. Fisk as representing organized crime in a way represents both the criminal underworld and “the man” as in the cops, the government and even corporate America. Shit, god knows he’s got more than his fair share of influence in all of those places anyway. But really, ‘the man” as in “the white man” who keeps everyone else down. Maybe nobody else agrees with me, but I thought it was important to the character. I would have liked to see him played by Pruitt Taylor Vince.I’m looking forward to seeing Lawrence Fishburne’s take on Perry WhiteDenzel Washington as Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing. I know that’s not a superhero movie, but I mention it because I’d love to see them use a similar approach as the model for a black Johnny Storm. They never mention his race in the film. You just roll with it because he’s Denzel and he’s awesome and OF COURSE he’s in charge, even if it is seventeenth century Italy.
StephC · 108 weeks agoI figured it was because it would have been awkward to have Chris Evans play Human Torch again, so they went for someone who looks nothing like him to distract you. Although I’d love to see the interaction between Cap and Johnny if both were still played by Evans…Personally, I’d like to see a black Reed Richards over a black Human Torch. Really smart, uptight, leader-guy who happens to be black? It could totally work. Plus, then you don’t have to have the whole mixed-race siblings issue with Sue and Johnny.
Luckily, this is why Johnny is able to turn off his flame in certain portions of his body so that he can make catches like that, lol.
Michael Clarke Duncan did an awesome job as Kingpin in Daredevil.