Michael B. Jordan basically admits he'll almost definitely be the Human Torch

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Feb 10, 2014, 2:29 PM EST

The rumors that Jordan will be Johnny Storm persist, and this quote won't do anything to quiet them. 

There have been a lot of rumors circulating about the future Fantastic Four movie. A lot of them are weird, like a totally revamped origin, Josh Gad playing the Thing, and Doctor Doom getting the ol' gender swap.

But the most persistent rumor for months has been that Michael B. is the man to be Johnny Storm. So when he appeared on Access Hollywood, he got grilled on it again. His answer doesn't guarantee anything, but it is the closest we'll get until official word comes down.

In case you're at work or the above video player decides it doesn't want to work for you, here's the most important part of his response to the question of whether he'll be Johnny:

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.

The contracts may not have been signed, but this tells you everything you need to know -- they're obviously assembling the cast, but, barring a total lack of chemistry, Jordan is more or less a lock. He's just playing it cool because he knows it's bad luck (and bad form) to start blabbing about something that's being very carefully marketed already.

(via Comic Book Movie)