It looks like casting is heating up for 2015’s Fantastic Four reboot directed by Josh Trank. After rumblings and mumblings earlier this week about Allison Williams possibly being in talks (reportedly as Sue Storm or better known as “The Invisible Woman”), there’s a bigger rumor on the horizon. According to The Wrap, Josh Trank is considering reuniting with his Chronicle star, Michael B. Jordan as Jordan is “in contention” to play “The Human Torch,” Johnny Storm.
Fox has of course denied all of these talks, so this is squarely in the rumor category. But if this turns out to be true, then it’s a HUGE deal for comic book movies. If a Black actor plays a predominantly White character like Johnny Storm, it opens the door for any number of changes. And that’s perfect really. Why avoid casting someone just because they don’t have the right skin color if they have the talent for the role? Then again, this is all early stuff so none of this could matter. What do you think?[via The Wrap]