Michael B. Jordan Addresses FANTASTIC FOUR Rumors
Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan has long been rumored for the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the upcoming 2015 Fantastic Four reboot. Shaun Robinson from Access Hollywood recently sat down with the star to discuss the ongoing rumors. Hear what he has to say after the jump.
These rumors just won't end. Casting details for The Fantastic Four which included such names as Kate Mara (Iron Man 2, House of Cards) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) in the running for potential roles also revealed that Jordan was/is currently the only actor locked in for the reboot. Fox and director Josh Trank have yet to officially announce his inclusion with the project, but sitting down with Access Hollywood, Jordan sure seems to know more than he's telling.
“I can’t even — you know how it is in the industry! I can’t talk [about it] - it’s still up in the air, I just can’t. It’s one of things where, certain people start talking too soon and then what if it doesn’t happen for whatever reason? Then I’m the guy who was out there talking about something that coulda, shoulda, woulda, but didn’t. It’s not just about that role — I think times are changing. It’s 2014, Comic books in general were established when we didn’t have civil rights, for the most part. So there weren’t a lot of comic book characters who were geared towards us, period. We weren’t the market that comic books were made for in the beginning. But as times change and things move on, I think us as a people need to evolve as well in our thinking and not be so narrow-minded. So, if not me, if not this project, [if it’s] someone else in another character, I wouldn’t be mad at that at all.”
Jordan was then directly asked if he would like to play The Human Torch,
“I would like to play a character, that may or may not be written for myself, that might look like me.”
Principal photography for The Fantastic Four is scheduled to begin on March 31, while set to be released on June 19, 2015.
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