Entertainment Fantastic Four studio "pushed back" against Black actress casting, says Josh Trank

02:11  07 june  2020
02:11  07 june  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Josh Trank , who directed 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four , recently confirmed that in addition to casting Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, he also Some would argue that a Black actress wasn’t required because Sue is adopted. Despite that, Josh Trank said on The Meaning Of podcast that in

According to ComingSoon.net, Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will begin filming in Baton Rouge this Recently, the film had its release date pushed back to June 19th, 2015 from its original release of March 6 It's said that he's director Josh Trank 's only choice for the Johnny Storm aka Human Torch.

a man wearing a hat: Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has revealed that early discussions about a Black actress playing Sue Storm were met by pushback from the studio. © Albert L Ortega - Getty Images Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has revealed that early discussions about a Black actress playing Sue Storm were met by pushback from the studio.

Josh Trank has opened up about his proposal for casting a Black actress as Sue Storm in 2015 flop Fantastic Four.

Chatting to Geeks of Color, the director revealed that he'd originally envisioned the entire Storm family unit as Black, but apparently, 20th Century Fox had reservations over this groundbreaking plan.

Although Michael B. Jordan was brought onboard as the Human Torch (a.k.a Johnny Storm), the studio opted for Kate Mara as the Invisible Woman (Sue).

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"There [were] a lot of controversial conversations that were had behind-the-scenes on that," he noted. "I was mostly interested in a Black Sue Storm and a Black Johnny Storm, and a Black Franklin Storm.

"But I also, when you're dealing with a studio on a massive movie like that, everybody wants to keep an open mind to who the big stars are going be. Like, 'Well maybe it will be Margot Robbie,' or something like that.

"But when it came down to it, I found a lot of pretty heavy pushback on casting a Black woman in that role."

Kate Mara wearing a dress © Mike Pont / Contributor - Getty Images Kate Mara

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Addressing his regrets over the situation, Trank added: "When I look back on that, I should've just walked when that sort of realisation hit me and I feel embarrassed about that, that I didn't, just out of principle, because those aren't the values that I stand for in my own life and those weren't the values then – or ever – for me.

"Because I'm somebody who always talks about standing up for what I believe in, even if it means burning my career up, and I feel bad that I didn't take it to the mat with that issue.

"I feel like I failed in that regard, but that was a weird, unfortunate situation, I don't know how else to put it," he concluded.

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