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Michael B. Jordan Could Be Human Torch
For the new Fantastic Four

02 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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With 20th Century Fox looking to keep its superhero family album stocked, the new version of Fantastic Four already has a 2015 release date in mind even though it hasn’t officially begun production. Now, according to The Wrap, director Josh Trank is considering Michael B. Jordan to play Johnny Storm, AKA The Human Torch.

Trank, of course, helped push Jordan’s career to the next level via Chronicle, and the pair has an established working relationship. Yet right now, it’s still very early days: we remain in the “studio makes big list of people it thinks might be right for roles in big superhero blockbuster” stage of development and anything could happen.

Jordan’s definitely got the chops to pull off the blend of cocky arrogance and charisma needed for Johnny Storm (played in the first two movies by, lest we forget, Chris Evans), though apparently his participation might depend on his chemistry with others cast as the rest of the Four. So far, the only real rumour has Girls’ Allison Williams mentioned as a possible Sue Storm, aka Johnny's sister.

Jordan has been wining plaudits for his role in true-life indie drama Fruitvale Station and is also part of the cast for romantic comedy Are We Officially Dating?


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Your Comments

RE: Black Torch.
IMDB already lists Allison Williams as Sue Storm, so it'll be interesting to see how they explain the siblings being different races without changing their origins too much. There's likely to be backlash over this but I liked Michael B Jordan a lot in Chronicle. I think he could pull it off. More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 19:56 on 04 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Black Torch.
As long as they get someone as good as Chris Evans becuase he was one of the best things about the original FF films. More

Posted by buffster28 at 20:54 on 03 May 2013 | Report This Post

Black Torch.
I'm totally cool with having a black Johnny Storm, but if Sue Storm is white (as rumour suggests) it might seem odd, since they are siblings... im sure Trank will make it work either way. More

Posted by veedlemonster at 00:45 on 03 May 2013 | Report This Post

Really...?
'Johnny Storm's not real, anyone can play him!' Vin Diesel as Blade, then ;) More

Posted by Litshttam at 22:59 on 02 May 2013 | Report This Post

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