Victoria Von Doom?

There have been a lot of rumors floating around about the Fantastic Four reboot. I have to admit that I’m not really that interested in this movie to begin with but some of the changes they are talking about do seem a little upsetting. Now I’m not a very big Fantastic Four fan and I don’t know very many people that are. I understand like every set of characters they have their own unique fan base. Again, I’m not really in that category but I am a pretty big Marvel fan and though there is room for interpretation when it comes to the big screen adaptation, I also think there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed.

It’s obvious that whoever is set to produce this reboot simply was not happy with the original characters or storyline. Which brings me to the question, why even sign up to make this movie if you want to change everything about it’s original source material? Why not just make the movie you want to make instead of completely changing everything and calling it The Fantastic Four? So many of you might be wondering what are these changes that are being talked about for the Fantastic Four reboot.

The first one came last year as it has been highly speculated (but not confirmed) that Michael B. Jordan would be playing the role of Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch. Johnny Storm is arrogant but fun loving and I could see Michael B. Jordan actually playing a good human torch. However, if you change his race then you have to change his sister Susan Storm’s race unless you go the adoption or step sibling route. This isn’t too crazy, but it is a change that only seems to be motivated by showing how inclusive they are now. That change isn’t as upsetting as the latest one to surface. It appears that the studio is giving some very serious thought to changing Victor Von Doom aka Dr. Doom from male to female.

All I can do is shake my head at that one. There is no reason for making that kind of change. I’m all in for Superheroes of different races and villains that are women. In fact I really welcome it because I think it would bring a whole new dynamic to this genre of film making, but instead of changing already existing pieces of work why not create something new? Making huge changes like this to characters that have been well known and loved for decades is and insult to the fans that made them popular in the first place. It’d be like changing the Mona Lisa from female to male because we think “it’s about time”.

I don’t know, it just seems like these days you’re labeled as a bigot if you aren’t down with things like this but honestly I just don’t like these changes to the characters. i am not racist or sexiest by any means but I think they should come up with something new rather than change some one else’s work to accommodate their views. As always I want to know what you think Nerd Nation. Do you like the idea of the changes to the Fantastic Four reboot? Let me know by leaving me a comment below or on the Facebook page.

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