Chris Evans Passes The (Human) Torch To FANTASTIC FOUR's Michael B. Jordan

Chris Evans Passes The (Human) Torch To FANTASTIC FOUR's Michael B. Jordan

As every CBMer knows, our current Captain America also played Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, in Fox's Fantastic Four movies. Now we have a reboot on the way, and Evans has given new Torch Michael B. Jordan his blessing.

It seems Chris Evans still has some fondness for the Human Torch role! The Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor played Johnny Storm in both Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and was arguably the best thing (along with Michael Chiklis' Thing) about both movies. He has stated in the past that he wasn't particularly happy with how the movies turned out, but while talking to NY Daily News, Evans admits to feeling "precious" about the character -- while giving Michael B. Jordan his blessing to take over the role in the upcoming reboot.

“It’s so funny, you almost feel precious over the role that you don’t want someone else to do it. But when you hear someone phenomenal is doing it, it’s very exciting like you almost can’t wait. I couldn’t even give that guy any advice if I wanted, that guy is so good. It’s exciting to see what he’s going to do, because I know he’s going to reinvent it in a way that I could never have imagined. It’s almost like we’re sharing, the character is ours. I feel like I’m connected with him in a way, It’s a nice feeling.”

Fox's Fantastic Four reboot will also star Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell, and is directed by Josh Trank from a story and screenplay by Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg. Principal photography was actually scheduled to begin today (March 31) but we haven't heard anything about that yet. The movie hits theaters June 19, 2015.
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danield222 - 3/31/2014, 7:15 PM
Yes whatever anyone say Jordan gonna kill it, he can act. Everything depends on the screenplay and direction.
FirstAvenger - 3/31/2014, 7:19 PM
He's gonna be great. The rest of the movie eh....
batmanvsuperman - 3/31/2014, 7:19 PM
He will kill it
SuperCat - 3/31/2014, 7:21 PM
I thought both FF movies were crap but Evans played a convincing Johnny Storm.
KingPatel - 3/31/2014, 7:24 PM
Destined - 3/31/2014, 7:24 PM
Love this support from Evans and the pic Michael posted of him and Evans with the tag "flame on" was dope!
Destined - 3/31/2014, 7:25 PM
Yeah that pic @kingpatel. Nice!
batz11 - 3/31/2014, 7:30 PM
Brothers from different mothers?

Kinda like SuperCat and Gus...

Starfox - 3/31/2014, 7:31 PM
batz11 - 3/31/2014, 7:32 PM
Check out Gus' moose-knuckle ^
Mercwitham0uth - 3/31/2014, 7:37 PM

thewonderer - 3/31/2014, 7:38 PM
MCU fans are just upset because Marvel wouldn't dare cast a not buff white male lead their films. Even Doctor Strange is getting fast tracked instead of Black Panther. WHY MARVEL!
Space - 3/31/2014, 7:41 PM
CaptShipwreck - 3/31/2014, 7:42 PM
They look like twins , I couldn't tell them apart
SuperCat - 3/31/2014, 7:43 PM
Lmao!! @ batz

Good one!
ComicsBornAndBred - 3/31/2014, 7:45 PM
Nice! A cool white guy and a cool black guy. Hollywood Ebony and ivory! Haha
HellsHammer - 3/31/2014, 7:49 PM
Off topic. Avoid this site like the plague tomorrow. April 1st.
Azazel1 - 3/31/2014, 7:51 PM
Micheal B will kill it. I love the FF am cheering for those guy all the way...
Ragnaroknroll - 3/31/2014, 7:53 PM
MBJ will be great I'm sure. Too bad the film is going to tank and no one will see it. Can't believe Fox is going through with this. SMDH.
Ragnaroknroll - 3/31/2014, 7:54 PM
@MrBlackJack, "great writer"? Who? Simon "X-Men The Last Stand" Kinberg?
maninfinesuit - 3/31/2014, 7:55 PM
But someone phenomenal isn't doing it. It's Michael B. Jordan.
MercwithMouth - 3/31/2014, 7:57 PM
I for one am looking forward to FF. Yeah, the last films were bad, but that doesn't mean Trank can't get it right. Only casting I'm worried about is Jamie Bell, but they are doing a CGI Thing, right?
scruffylookingnerfherder - 3/31/2014, 8:00 PM
the fantasticar is in the movie. color me not interested.
RRA - 3/31/2014, 8:01 PM
Why are people so down on this reboot? I mean Jesus Christ the previous movies weren't good, its not like they're remaking classics or anything.

This can't be worse than those last two films, right?


Honestly I'm rooting for this reboot to surprise after all the silly nerd raging over it.
Poolio - 3/31/2014, 8:01 PM
Just let it die Fox, just let it die. And why is everyone so high on Trank? He made Chronicle...big deal, it wasn't that good.
ShelfPorn - 3/31/2014, 8:02 PM
The problem isn't Michael B. Jordan, the problem is none of the rest of the cast is Black either. Why does the hard partying baby mama having character have to be Black while the smartest man in the universe has to be White? Fox is being racist and it's annoying.
JamesMan - 3/31/2014, 8:06 PM
Let us not forget that Fantastic Four came out in those weird years where almost every superhero film was mediocre to shit, that being 2005-2007. There were 9 comic book movies and only 1 was exceptional (Batman Begins). I have full confidence in this film and the studio learning to not make films that are so safe that they become crap.
Space - 3/31/2014, 8:08 PM
I rather watch Spider-Man 3 NO! TMNT 3 again than watch this movie.
RRA - 3/31/2014, 8:14 PM
So Fox is racist for casting a black guy?

You people are crazy.
Snotzo - 3/31/2014, 8:15 PM
Yep, I hope this movie fails, because

and frankly I hated what they did with the first 2 movies and I don't trust FOX.
Enphlieuwince - 3/31/2014, 8:17 PM
That's classy. Some of you should be taking notes...
Ragnaroknroll - 3/31/2014, 8:18 PM
@RRA, We're down on the reboot because Fox will lose the rights if they don't start the film this year. So the FF and the Inhumans will never meet, neither will Galactus and Thanos, Hulk and Thing, T'Challa and Reed, Dr. Doom and the Avengers, etc. etc. I'm a Marvel fan so why the hell would I want that to happen?

Screw Fox. This is a post-Avengers world and I don't care about the Foxtastic Four.
TheAbomination - 3/31/2014, 8:19 PM
I hope this movie sucks so the rights can go back to Marvel.


I hope this movie doesn't suck so we can finally get a good FF movie.
Ragnaroknroll - 3/31/2014, 8:19 PM
Not to mention Fox is just going to try and shoehorn this property into the X-Men to try and "be like Marvel". They suck.
DVonShakari - 3/31/2014, 8:20 PM
m0th3r - 3/31/2014, 8:21 PM
Not one dime...
Enphlieuwince - 3/31/2014, 8:21 PM

YeezusWept - 3/31/2014, 8:22 PM

Goddamn attractive people >:(
RRA - 3/31/2014, 8:22 PM
Ragnaroknroll - You know not to crap on this knee-jerk fanboy reaction of yours, know good Marvel movies were made before Marvel Studios. Right?

Ok some bad ones too but still the first two X-Men movies were decent. Spider-Man 1 and 2 over at Sony. And in the post-MS era, well I liked FIRST CLASS and THE WOLVERINE and TASM.

Sure it would be great if Marvel got those FF rights back but...they aren't. We need to get over that and just hope for the best.

I mean is the fact that Sony will never let Spider-Man go going to keep anybody from seeing anymore Spider-Man movies? Umm NO.
113 - 3/31/2014, 8:22 PM
I'm excited to see MBJ's take on Human Torch. [frick] the haters, I want ALL CBMs to be great,
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