A few weeks back it was revealed that Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan was on Fox and Josh Trank’s radar to play the Human Torch in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Trank and Jordan are close friends (seeing as they worked together on the previously-mentioned-superhero-found-footage-movie) so it feels fitting for him to play the next on-screen iteration of Johnny Storm. One minor obstacle which has already pissed off a lot of fans – he hasn’t got the right skin colour.
“Things change and time goes on, 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. You know what I’m saying? That’s all there is.”
“Nothing is real. Everyone knows we’re good friends. It’s something that if it happened I would be ecstatic. I’d love to be a part of it.”
After the last quote he proceeded to wink… Take that as you will. Personally I’d love to see Jordan as Storm, he was great in Chronicle and skin colour isn’t an essential aspect of his character. Well, that means you either have to make him adopted or turn Sue Storm black too but the fact remains that it doesn’t matter.
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SOURCE: USA Today