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

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 (opens in new tab) 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.

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