Film-makers of the best-selling erotic novel series have disappointed fans somewhat with their casting choices of Charlie Hunnam as the part of Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele...and that's putting it lightly.
In fact, fans were so upset they took to Twitter to abuse the use of caps lock and exclamation marks and beg for a reconsideration.
The people want what they want, and in this case that's a kinky onscreen romance involving either Ian Somerhalder or Matt Bomer.
PLEASE PLEASE CORRECT THIS BIG MISTAKE!!!!!!!!! #FiftyShadesOfGrey— Ize Sy (@izeclusive) September 3, 2013
I cannot believe its not IAN SOMERHALDER! What's wrong with E.L James? He's perfect for the role! DUH!! #FiftyShadesOfGrey— leana (@leanapuno) September 3, 2013
I'm sooo.. DISAPPOINTED over the casting choice of the Fifty Shades Of Grey movies they better do the trilogy justice #FiftyShadesOfGrey— Cassie Encinia (@Box133) September 3, 2013
Angry tweeters even managed to push Mr. Somerhalder right up the trending list.
The online outrage prompted the producers of the film to take action and defend their decision, Dana Brunetti explained, "There is a lot that goes into casting that isn't just looks. Talent, availability, their desire to do it, chemistry with the other actor...So if your favourite wasn't cast, then it is most likely due to something on that list."
What do you think? Is Charlie Hunnam your perfect Christian Grey? Or are you an outraged Fifty fan?
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