Is Chronicle Star Michael B. Jordan The New Human Torch?


fantastic fourThere are reports coming out today that director Josh Trank is considering casting Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Fox‘s Fantastic Four reboot. Jordan starred in Trank‘s Chronicle, so the two are no strangers to each other. The Wrap is reporting the actor is on the short list for the role.

Of course 20th Century Fox declined to comment on the report, but The Wrap claims to have several sources close to the studio and that actor who confirm Trank and Jordan may be reuniting.  Jordan has had several meetings at Fox the past several weeks, and if he has good chemistry with the other actors, the role is his for the taking. This leaves the rumor about Allison Williams being Sue Storm up in the air. Not to say that Jordan and Williams couldn’t be step-brother and sister or adopted siblings, but with Jordan as (possibly) the Human Torch it will be interesting to see how Fox fills the other three roles.

The Wrap also states that the film has not been officially greenlit, which is pretty surprising. The film is scheduled for a March 6, 2015 release with filming to begin this fall. Matthew Vaughn is producing the film written by Jeremy Slater and Seth Grahame-Smith. what do you think about Jordan as the Human Torch?

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Source : The Wrap