Last week, we reported that actor Michael B. Jordan was in the running to play Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
The news was met with skepticism in some corners related to reports that Allison Williams was in the running to play Sue Storm aka the Invisible Girl. Some fans raised a flag because of the actors’ races –Williams is white, Jordan is African-Amercian.
Jordan says skin color shouldn’t make a difference in whether or not someone is considered for the role.
“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
Jordan goes on to say that he’s worked with the reboot director Josh Crank on Chronicle, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to get the part or that there is any official news on the role yet.
“It’s something that, if it happened, I would be ecstatic. I’d love to be a part of it. 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.”