Michael B. Jordan has been the subject of various rumors for quite some time now, mainly his rumored casting as Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie reboot. While the actor refused to confirm whether the rumors about his casting arer true, he did take the time to address the reaction of fans who did not like the possibility of an African-American actor being cast as the traditionally white character.
“I think times are changing,” says Jordan. “It’s 2014. Comic-books in general were established when we didn’t have civil rights, for the most part.
“So there weren’t a lot of comic-book characters who were geared towards us, period. We weren’t the market that comic books were made for in the beginning.
“But as times change and things move on, I think us as a people need to evolve as well in our thinking and not be so narrow-minded.”