The Seven Shittiest Sins
Greed: I want shit
Envy: I want your shit
Wrath: I'm going to wreck your shit
Lust: I'm into some freaky shit
Gluttony: This is some tasty shit
Sloth: I don't feel like doing shit
Pride: I am the shit
If a black actor is cast as The Human Torch, what’s next? Some guy not made out of rocks playing The Thing?
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News has broken that Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) is being considered to play Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Naturally, comic book fans across the Internet are furious, because they’ve had it with all the reboots and just want to preserve the magic of the 2005 original — oh, wait, no. They’re angry because Michael B. Jordan is black. And in the comics, Johnny Storm is white.
White character? Change to black man? CHANGE COLOR OF MAN? STILL A MAN THOUGH??? STILL SAME POWERS THOUGH???? STILL SAME PLOTLINE THOUGH???? BUT HE IS BLACK???????? NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reblogging because A: This is an important issue to me (seriously, read the whole article) and B: I am really happy for Michael B. Jordan.
I remember the first time I saw him on TV as Reggie on Daytime Soap Opera All My Children. He played a character that was adopted into a white family, the Montgomery’s, which included the fact that he gained a white sister. The longer he was on the show, the more impressed I became of his acting. But, as years went on, he eventually left the show and went on to do other TV roles. And in recent years, he’s been in two movies already.
So even the prospect of him playing an iconic character like The Human Torch on the big screen is fucking awesome and I’m so proud of him.
(Source: cracked.com, via wetwoolies)