Michael B. Jordan discusses possible Human Torch casting in Fantastic Four reboot

“I’d love to be a part of it”

Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan has been discussing a potential reunion with director Josh Trank on the latter’s forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot, and from the way he's talking, it sounds as though there could be a part with his name on it.

“Nothing is real. Everyone knows we’re good friends,” said Jordan to USA Today of his relationship with the director. “If it happened I would be ecstatic. I'd love to be a part of it.” USA Today went on to say that Jordan gave a knowing wink before joking, "That wink was off the record." Sounds like he's got the cocky patter down to a T...

The part Jordan has been linked with is that of Johnny Storm, otherwise known as The Human Torch, with some fans registering their objections over casting an African-American actor in the role.

However, Jordan suggests said fans ought to calm down and move with the times...

“Things change and time goes on,” said the star. “It's 2013 right now. The characteristics of The Human Torch are his name is Johnny Storm, he's charismatic, and he's a playboy. That's it.”

With filming set to begin later this year, The Fantastic Four will open in the UK on 6 March 2015.

Would Jordan be a good choice for the role? Tell us, below!


    • marvelboy

      May 20th 2013, 11:07

      I still don't see this fitting in with the premise of Fantastic Four - hopefully Trank will listen to fans as to what they want and don't wont, a bit like Bay did with Ninja Turtles and the alien origins

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    • Ichi1

      May 20th 2013, 14:40

      I would be happy with this casting because Jordan is a great actor, easily one of the best of his generation. I have no problem with a change in race for the character. The casting that has me worried is the rumor that they are using that Williams girl from the show Girls for Sue Storm. She is annoying. Please don't cast her. Trank already made one of the great superheo movies, so he should follow his gut. Because fanboys are never going to be happy...and I say that as a fanboy. And there you go....I am a fanboy of The Wire, so for me, casting any actor from The Wire in any role is awesome. Shoot....change all of the Fantastic Four to black and cast the whole crew straight out of The Wire. That would be brilliant. But really none of this matters....Jordan as Johnny Storm or not......doesn't matter. What matters is that he gets cast as a young Lando for this rumored young Han Solo movie. Jordan would be perfect for that.

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    • Ali1748

      May 20th 2013, 16:09

      You'd think Jordan would want to appease fans and win them over but instead he gives us a PC speech. This is the reason there's outcry, a wiser person would have said I love the comic books and character and I can't wait to play Storm but instead oh it's 2013 times change blah blah blah.

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