Chronicle star speaks out about controversial Human Torch rumors

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May 17, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT (Updated)

Earlier this month, it was reported that Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan was up for a role in Fantastic Four. Apparently he's in the running to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch. The character's traditionally been portrayed as white, and Jordan knows that some fans would prefer the comic-book continuity. But he believes Johnny's biggest attributes have nothing to do with his skin color. 

"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," Jordan explains. He acknowledges that he and Fantastic Four director Josh Trank are good friends (they worked together on Chronicle.), but in regard to the film, "nothing is real."

That means he hasn't been hired yet. He continues, "It's something that, if it happened, I would be ecstatic. I'd love to be a part of it." Jordan's well aware of the controversy surrounding him at the moment. But he's received his fair share of positive reinforcement. "I get a lot of support and a lot of love from comic-book geeks. I love it," he said. "If you go looking for negative things, you're going to find it.''

Fantastic Four hits theaters March 6, 2015. The film's scheduled to start production later this year.

(via USA Today)

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