Could this Chronicle star be Fantastic Four's new Human Torch?

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May 2, 2013

Dane DeHaan isn't the only Chronicle alum sniffing around Marvel. While he's playing Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, his former co-star Michael B. Jordan is being eyed for The Fantastic Four. Thursday morning, sources claim the young actor could play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch.

Fox declined to comment, but folks close to the studio say Jordan's in the running. If it's true, the actor will reunite with Josh Trank, who also directed him in Chronicle. Jordan's career has been on the rise since he appeared on HBO's The Wire and Friday Night Lights. He recently starred in the indie drama Fruitvale Station, which earned lots of praise at the Sundance Film Festival.

Traditionally, the Human Torch has been portrayed as white. In the 2005 and 2007 live-action films, Chris Evans (now Captain America) brought the character to life. This would definitely be a brave and interesting casting. Jordan's a talented actor who's already had multiple meetings with Fox over the past week.

It was previously announced that Allison Williams (HBO's Girls) was in the running to play Susan Storm, aka the Invisible Woman. In the comics, she's Johnny's sister and a maternal figure to the superhero group. We're interested to see how Jordan's involvement plays out. A few years ago, Donald Glover received a ridiculous amount of heat after he was proposed as a Spider-Man replacement. Let's see if the fanboy climate has changed.

The Fantastic Four begins production this fall and is scheduled to hit theaters March 6, 2015.

What do you think of Jordan as the Human Torch?

(via The Wrap)

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