Michael B. Jordan Officially Signed On To Play 'Johnny Storm' In FANTASTIC FOUR?

That's what our pals over at Schmoes Know are hearing anyway. They cite a very reliable source who's revealed to them that the Chronicle actor, long rumored to be up for the part, has officially signed on to play the Human Torch in Josh Trank's reboot..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 10/17/2013


It seems Michael B. Jordan will be "flaming on" as our new Human Torch after all, as the guys over at The Schmoes Know Movies Podcast have exclusively revealed. According to them "a very trusted source within Michael B Jordan’s agency" has confirmed to them that he has just signed on the dotted line, and will play Johnny Storm in Josh Trank's reboot of the Fantastic Four. The young actor has been highly in demand since his turn in Fruitvale Station, and was rumored to be up for quite a few different roles -- one in Star Wars Episode VII among them. Of course we can't post this as 100% accurate until it's confirmed by the studio, but we know the Schmoes have good intel so I'd bet on this popping up in the trades pretty soon..maybe even later on tonight.
Source: Schmoes Know
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SpoonWielder - 10/17/2013, 8:42 PM
sigh...not because of Michael B Jordan, because this movie's still being made.
seyrie - 10/17/2013, 8:43 PM
That sound you hear is the undercover racists locking and loading up the ammo..lol
Grayson7954 - 10/17/2013, 8:45 PM
stop making the movie! revert to marvel!
l0rdleg0las - 10/17/2013, 8:49 PM
sigh...because of Michael B Jordan. Dude's a good actor and I would like to see him in a comic role or in other movies. But he does not fit Johnny Storm. Race is an issue, not because I care, but because the character is white and he has a white sister. It just doesn't work.

Also, I really wish this movie wouldn't happen so that Marvel can get the rights back.
lapress - 10/17/2013, 8:50 PM
Cool... or should I say Hot?
Genaro - 10/17/2013, 8:54 PM
NO...... , but he's not white. This better be false. It just doesn't feel right.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 10/17/2013, 8:54 PM
I'm not racist, I'm just a fan of Fantastic Four. He shouldn't be black. Nor adopted or anything of the sort. That's like making Shaft or Black Panther an Asian dude. It's just so far left field and asinine. [frick] this movie.
superherofan21 - 10/17/2013, 8:55 PM
So, now they're either going to make Sue black or make her and Johnny unrelated. This movie's already looking great (sarcasm).
TypicalParkerLuck - 10/17/2013, 8:55 PM
imagine if Marvel got the rights back to Doom. Silver Surfer. Galactus.
CoolioVids101 - 10/17/2013, 8:57 PM
This movie was doomed from the start
ALegendaryPanda - 10/17/2013, 8:57 PM
Everyone's getting their petitions ready! LOL

I love this casting btw
Supes17 - 10/17/2013, 8:58 PM
Yeah this is going to be like the Punisher reboot. Just as shitty as the original
SageMode - 10/17/2013, 9:01 PM
So this movie is being made after all ?...........,


GIFSoup
TheMexicanSuperman - 10/17/2013, 9:01 PM
If true, I'm down. I see that the racists are already here.
Supes17 - 10/17/2013, 9:01 PM
Time to get the torches and pitchforks.
KIDDING.
But how is johhny black and sue white? If sue is black cast Beyonce:P hally Berry's playing another Storm. See what i did there?
PsychoManiacJacky - 10/17/2013, 9:04 PM
Really, what the hell Marvel with all this propaganda stuff. It shouldn't be a damn film where you have to question racial issues I just came to see a movie about four super powered people! Unless they make Sue Storm black just no to Johnny Storm. They are supposed to be brother and sister we are actually supposed to feel a real emotional connection between them. For the sake of comics the 2005 Fantastic Four movie is already starting to sound more accurate. The only character I would be fine with this change would be The Thing. Not the good ole wise cracking Johnny Storm. Plus the last Fantastic Four film wan't too long ago, didn't they think the audience would question this. They better change it and right now.
TheCaptain - 10/17/2013, 9:05 PM
Why tho.
JamesMan - 10/17/2013, 9:07 PM
You hear that son? It sounds like massive butthurt! Michael B. Jordan is a great actor so whatever, bring it.
JoJo1982 - 10/17/2013, 9:08 PM
Oh oh!!!

It's about to go crazy full of comments in the Nxt 10 minutes!!!
JamesMan - 10/17/2013, 9:10 PM
@SlaveMasterFlexXx

I find it ironic and hilarious that you will riot, understandable since SlaveMaster is in your name. I kid, I kid, don't burn my house...
Moohika - 10/17/2013, 9:11 PM
I don't hate that he got cast, I just would have preferred someone else.
JDUKE25 - 10/17/2013, 9:11 PM
Yeah.....was hoping this wouldn't get made and Marvel Studios get the rights to FF.
JoJo1982 - 10/17/2013, 9:11 PM
I don't really care just make sure I see a flying, talking guy on fire!!!
BlackIceJoe - 10/17/2013, 9:12 PM
I have nothing against him but I hate him as the Human Torch. I see him more like Alex Wilder from the Runaways. I so want a Runaways movie but I don't think I ever will. I hope they make the invisible girl black too then.

I don't get why Hollywood likes changing the ethnicity of people in movies. They do it in so many movies like Avatar: The Last Airbender. Now Gods of Egypt & this one. What is so wrong with sticking with the original concept.
FEJ - 10/17/2013, 9:13 PM
In the end who cares. I don't just make a good movie please. With the real Galactus.
Optimus83 - 10/17/2013, 9:13 PM
Is a Joke. ...Right Guys???
TheAbomination - 10/17/2013, 9:13 PM
Yes people. Fox still has the rights to the Fantastic Four and this movie is being made. I'm mad about it too, but bitching on the internet isn't gonna get the rights back to Marvel. Mine as well accept the fact that Fox is gonna cling to their Marvel properties as long as they can.
Luigi - 10/17/2013, 9:13 PM
I was panicking up until the question mark at the very end. And yes, I know that somehow makes me racist that I want F4 to be in the Marvel universe.
Dumegg - 10/17/2013, 9:14 PM
Shitty news. Shitty studio. Shitty movie.
JoeMomma29 - 10/17/2013, 9:14 PM
They are not going to let this revert back to Marvel. Fox and Sony are going to hold their titles hostage for as long as they can, which sucks for Marvel Studios and fans.

OdinsBeard - 10/17/2013, 9:15 PM
alright then... im in.
PsychoManiacJacky - 10/17/2013, 9:15 PM
This is another example of race propaganda happening once again in comic book films. Why can't they just keep the original don't fix what was not broken. He is a recognizable main character not only in film but appearances in television and tons of comics. This is going to confuse a lot of people and not just the main general audience.
Spideyshawn - 10/17/2013, 9:15 PM
I'm for it Michael B Jordan is a very talented actor and tho trank is still a relatively new director he proved with chronicle he knows how to make a great film.(hoping for elements of the john byrne and ultimate run)
CaptainProg - 10/17/2013, 9:15 PM
I can hear them coming...


OdinsBeard - 10/17/2013, 9:15 PM
cast roasario dawson for sue storm. DONT dye her hair.
TheMexicanSuperman - 10/17/2013, 9:17 PM
@PsychoManiacJacky, some of my cousins are mixed with black and we have a good relationship, and I'm very white complected for being of Mexican descent. My girl is mixed with black and Italian and her half brother is Italian, and they have a great relationship. So what you just said is idiotic.
IronAsgaardian95 - 10/17/2013, 9:17 PM
Look, I have absolutely no problem with black people at all...but I'm going to be the first to admit that I don't like this because Johnny Storm and his sister are white in the comics and I think they should stay true to the source material.
Highflyer - 10/17/2013, 9:18 PM
I love it. Haters gonna hate.
Moohika - 10/17/2013, 9:18 PM
@CaptainProg

So people don't like a casting choice who happens to be black, so it must mean they are racists right?
JamesMan - 10/17/2013, 9:18 PM
@CaptainProg

You funny son of a bitch.
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