Collider.com and The Wrap are reporting that Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan, is being consider for the role of the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot (pictured on the left below). It was reported yesterday that Girls star Allison Williams is on the short list for the Invisible Woman, aka Susan Storm (pictured on the right). Yes, that’s right Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, could be portrayed by a black actor.
This does open the possibilities for other actors to now step into iconic roles only portrayed by white actors. This would also mean that Fox and Marvel Studios would have to slightly change the origin of the Storm family. Was it Susan or Johnny that was adopted? Did they have different fathers? Perhaps Marvel and Fox will go one step further and change the entire Fantastic Four all together? Without even a cast in place yet, Josh Trank‘s F.F. already has one thing going for it, discussion.
Nothing is official yet except that the Fantastic Four is slated to open March 6, 2015. The same year as Avengers 2 and Star Wars Episode VII.