Michael B. Jordan Addresses the Human Torch Fantastic Four Casting Controversy
Chronicle's Michael B. Jordan, who is winning raves in the critically acclaimed drama Fruitvale Station, recently confronted the controversy surrounding his possibly casting in Fantastic Four. Chronicle director Josh Trank wants to reunite with his former leading man on this reboot, but some fans are against the actor taking on the role of Johnny Storm because the character is white in the comic books.
Michael B. Jordan doesn't think the color of the character's skin should matter in this day and age.
"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."
Michael B. Jordan was quick to downplay the rumors that he's already been cast, though.
"That's not real yet. Everyone knows we're (director Josh Trank ) good friends. It's something that if it happened I would be ecstatic. I'd love to be a part of it."
Allison Williams is reported to be up for the role of Johnny's sister Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Girl. So far, no one has addressed the white sister/black brother issue that comes along with this casting, but many speculate that it will be easily resolved, as mixed families are nothing out of the ordinary. The debate rages on whether or not one fans inability to accept a character's changing skin tone is racist, or if they are simply bound by blood to the source material. Either way, they'll eventually have to accept the changes being made sooner than later.